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Evert Verhagen and Willem van Mechelen

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199561629

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561629.001.0001

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Investigating injury risk factors and mechanisms

Investigating injury risk factors and mechanisms

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(p.109) Chapter 9 Investigating injury risk factors and mechanisms
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Sports Injury Research
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Tron Krosshaug

Evert Verhagen

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561629.003.09

This chapter deals with the study design needed to establish properly the various factors leading to sports injury. While there are multiple factors acting simultaneously, a study investigating these factors needs to be prepared for the need of more elaborate statistical analyses. Researchers should be aware that this requires a proper preparation, and synchronisation of the methods used to assess the different aspects. The chapter specifically deals with these issues and provides hands-on examples of methods to assess injury risk factors and mechanisms.

Keywords:   injury risk, intrinsic risk factor, extrinsic risk factor, injury mechanism, biomechanics, validity, reliability

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