Journal article

Player Wellness (Soreness and Stress) and Injury in Elite Junior Australian Football Players Over 1 Season

Timothy JH Lathlean, Paul B Gastin, Stuart Newstead, Caroline F Finch

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE | HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the association between player wellness and injury in elite junior Australian football players over 1 competitive season. Methods: Prospective cohort study. Elite junior Australian football players (N = 196, average age = 17.7 y, range = 16–18 y) were recruited in the under-18 state league competition in Victoria, Australia. They recorded their wellness (sleep, fatigue, soreness, stress, and mood) according to a 5-point Likert scale 3 times weekly, with injuries (missed match/ training session) entered into an online sport-injury surveillance system. A logistic generalized estimating equation was used to examine the association (expressed as odds ratio [OR]) between w..

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