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dc.contributor.authorFinch, Caroline F
dc.contributor.authorTwomey, Dara M
dc.contributor.authorFortington, Lauren V
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Tim LA
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Bruce C
dc.contributor.authorAkram, Muhammad
dc.contributor.authorLloyd, David G
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-05T00:53:36Z
dc.date.available2017-05-05T00:53:36Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1353-8047
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041667
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101661
dc.description.abstractBackground Exercise-based training programmes are commonly used to prevent sports injuries but programme effectiveness within community men's team sport is largely unknown. Objective To present the intention-to-treat analysis of injury outcomes from a clustered randomised controlled trial in community Australian football. Methods Players from 18 male, non-elite, community Australian football clubs across two states were randomly allocated to either a neuromuscular control (NMC) (intervention n=679 players) or standard-practice (control n=885 players) exercise training programme delivered as part of regular team training sessions (2× weekly for 8-week preseason and 18-week regular-season). All game-related injuries and hours of game participation were recorded. Generalised estimating equations, adjusted for clustering (club unit), were used to compute injury incidence rates (IIRs) for all injuries, lower limb injuries (LLIs) and knee injuries sustained during games. The IIRs were compared across groups with cluster-adjusted Injury Rate Ratios (IRRs). Results Overall, 773 game injuries were recorded. The lower limb was the most frequent body region injured, accounting for 50% of injuries overall, 96 (12%) of which were knee injuries. The NMC players had a reduced LLI rate compared with control players (IRR: 0.78 (95% CI 0.56 to 1.08), p=0.14.) The knee IIR was also reduced for NMC compared with control players (IRR: 0.50 (95% CI 0.24 to 1.05), p=0.07). Conclusions These intention-to-treat results indicate that positive outcomes can be achieved from targeted training programmes for reducing knee and LLI injury rates in men's community sport. While not statistically significant, reducing the knee injury rate by 50% and the LLI rate by 22% is still a clinically important outcome. Further injury reductions could be achieved with improved training attendance and participation in the programme.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBMJ Group
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInjury Prevention
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titlePreventing Australian football injuries with a targeted neuromuscular control exercise programme: Comparative injury rates from a training intervention delivered in a clustered randomised controlled trial
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorDoyle, Tim L.
gro.griffith.authorLloyd, David


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