Journal article

Community football players' attitudes towards protective equipment - a pre-season measure

RA Braham, CF Finch, A McIntosh, P McCrory

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2004

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Australian football injury prevention project (AFIPP) was a randomised controlled trial examining the effects of protective equipment on injury rates in Australian Football. OBJECTIVE: To present the results of the AFIPP baseline survey of community football players' attitudes towards protective equipment. METHODS: Teams of players were recruited from the largest community football league in Victoria, Australia, during the 2001 playing season; 301 players were enrolled in the study and all were surveyed before the season began about their attitudes towards protective headgear and mouthguards. RESULTS: Almost three quarters of the players (73.6%) reported wearing mouthguards d..

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