Journal article

Towards a national sports safety strategy: addressing facilitators and barriers towards safety guideline uptake

Caroline F Finch, Belinda J Gabbe, David G Lloyd, Jill Cook, Warren Young, Matthew Nicholson, Hugh Seward, Alex Donaldson, Tim LA Doyle

Injury Prevention | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2011


BACKGROUND: Limited information exists about how best to conduct intervention implementation studies in community sport settings. Research should be directed towards understanding the context within which evidence-based injury prevention interventions are to be implemented, while continuing to build the evidence-base for the effectiveness of sports injury interventions. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors that influence the translation of evidence-based injury prevention interventions into practice in community sport, and to provide specific evidence for the effectiveness of an evidence-based exercise training programme for lower limb injury prevention in community Australian football. SETTING: ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

This study protocol is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) partnership project grant (ID 565907) with additional support (both cash and in kind) from the project partner agencies: the Australian Football League (AFL); Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth); NSW Sporting Injuries Committee (NSWSIC); JLT Sport, a division of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia Pty Ltd; the Department of Planning and Community Development - Sport and Recreation Victoria Division (SRV); and Sports Medicine Australia - National and Victorian Branches (SMA). CFF is supported by a NHMRC principal research fellowship (ID 565900). BJG is supported by an NHMRC career development award (ID 465103). The Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is one of the international research centres for prevention of injury and protection of athlete health supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The funding partners provided editorial input into the protocol.The study is funded through a nationally competitive research grant through the (Australian) National Heath and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) partnership project grant scheme over 2010-14, inclusive.