Injuries in male professional football: a prospective comparison between individual and team-based exposure registration
2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, ISSN 0905-7188, E-ISSN 1600-0838, 1-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Methodological considerations of football injury epidemiology have only scarcely been described. The aim of this study was to evaluate the inter-rater agreement in injury capture rate and injury categorisation for data registered in two different prospective injury surveillance audits studying the same two Norwegian male professional football clubs for two consecutive seasons, 2008-2009. One audit used team-based exposure (TBE) recording and the other individual-based exposure (IBE). The number of injuries recorded and corresponding injury rates (injuries/1000 h exposure) were compared between audits. Cohen’s Kappa and Prevalence Adjusted Bias Adjusted Kappa (PABAK) coefficients were calculated for injury variables. Of 323 injuries included, the IBE audit captured 318 (overall capture rate 98.5%, training 98.9%, match 97.8%) and the TBE audit 303 injuries (overall capture rate 93.8%, training 91.4%, match 97.1%). Agreement analysis showed Kappa and PABAK coefficients regarded as almost perfect (> 0.81) for 8 of 9 injury variables, and substantial (ƙ 0.75) for the variable injury severity. In conclusion, the capture rate for training injuries was slightly higher with individual-based exposure recording, and inter-agreement in injury categorisation was very high.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2015. 1-8 p.
Elite, epidemiology, methodology, reliability, soccer, validity
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117169DOI: 10.1111/sms.12551PubMedID: 26376838OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-117169DiVA: diva2:806622
At the time for thesis presentation publication was in status: Manuscript2015-04-212015-04-212016-08-04Bibliographically approved