Journal article

Level of agreement between field-based data collectors in a large scale injury prevention randomised controlled trial

Dara M Twomey, Caroline F Finch, Tim LA Doyle, Bruce C Elliott, David G Lloyd

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

In sports injury prevention field trials, data collectors are often club volunteers with considerable knowledge of the game but with limited detailed medical backgrounds or knowledge of formal scientific processes. The aim of this paper is to determine the agreement among trained primary data collectors (PDCs) with a sport science background and no prior involvement in data collection in a large randomised controlled trial. During the 'Preventing Australian Football Injury through eXercise' (PAFIX) project, player participation and injury data were collected by trained PDCs at training and games over the 2007 and 2008 playing seasons in 40 community level Australian football teams. PDC-colle..

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Grants

Awarded by (Australian) National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

The PAFIX study was funded by a nationally competitive research grant from the (Australian) National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC)-Project ID 400937. DT and TD were funded by research fellowships through this grant and CFF was supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship. DL also received funding from the Western Australian Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund.