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

Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Variations in definitions and methodologies have created differences in the results and conclusions obtained from studies of football (soccer) injuries; this has made interstudy comparisons difficult. PROCEDURE: An Injury Consensus Group was established under the auspices of Fédération Internationale de Football Association 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. After this meeting, iterative draft statements were prepared and circulated to the members of the group fo..

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