Information about project titled 'Involving research-invested clinicians in data collection affects injury incidence in youth football'
Involving research-invested clinicians in data collection affects injury incidence in youth football
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|Project manager:||Eirik Halvorsen Wik|
|Supervisor(s):||Roald Bahr, Amanda Johnson|
|Coworker(s):||Olivier Materne, Karim Chamari, Juan David Pena Duque, Cosmin Horobeanu, Benjamin Salcinovic|
Background: Previous studies have examined the importance of the injury definition and recording methodology for the outcomes of injury surveillance programmes. Few have assessed the variations that can arise within a surveillance programme when multiple injury recorders are involved.
Aims: To examine the effect on reported injuries when team recorders or supervisors are involved in research.
Methods: Injury data collected prospectively over five seasons in a youth football academy (U16, U17 and U18) were used to compare different recording settings based on the research involvement of the clinicians.
Results: A research-invested team physiotherapist reported 8.8 times greater incidence of non-time-loss injuries compared to a setting where neither the team physiotherapist or the supervisor relied on the collected data for research purposes. Non-invested team physiotherapists reported 2.5 times greater incidence of non-time-loss injuries when they were supervised by a researcher. There were no differences in time-loss incidence between any recording settings.
Conclusions: Involving clinicians that are relying on the data for research purposes can significantly affect the reported rates of non-time-loss injuries. Time-loss injuries were not affected and should be preferred for comparisons between teams and seasons.