Journal article

Consensus statement on injury definitions and data collection procedures in studies of football (soccer) injuries

CW Fuller, J Ekstrand, A Junge, TE Andersen, R Bahr, J Dvorak, M Hagglund, P McCrory, WH Meeuwisse

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2006

Abstract

Variations in definitions and methodologies have created differences in the results and conclusions obtained from studies of football injuries; this has made inter-study comparisons difficult. An Injury Consensus Group was established under the auspices of FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre. Using a nominal group consensus model approach, a working document that identified the key issues related to definitions, methodology and implementation was discussed by members of the group during a 2-day meeting. Following this meeting, iterative draft statements were prepared and circulated to members of the group for comment before the final consensus statement was produced. Definitions of i..

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