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Quality of life improvements after sports injury

Finch, Caroline, Little, Cathryn and Garnham, Andrew 2001, Quality of life improvements after sports injury, Injury control and safety promotion, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 113-115, doi: 10.1076/icsp.8.2.113.3365.

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Title Quality of life improvements after sports injury
Author(s) Finch, Caroline
Little, Cathryn
Garnham, Andrew
Journal name Injury control and safety promotion
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 113
End page 115
Publisher Swets & Zeitlinger
Place of publication Lisse, Netherlands
Publication date 2001-06
ISSN 1566-0974
Summary Over the past decade, there has been an increase in available data describing the incidence of sports injuries. However, the outcomes of such injuries remain relatively undocumented. Psychological aspects of sports injury rehabilitation have been documented in elite athletes but not in cohorts of general sports participants. The few studies that have described the financial costs of sports injuries have typically not assessed how these injuries affect quality of life. Despite recent estimates that lost quality of life accounts for 81% of total sports injury costs,1 this has received relatively little attention in the literature. The aim of this paper is to describe the quality of life outcomes associated with sports injuries and to present some preliminary observations about how these change over a six-week period.
Notes Online Publication Date: 01 June 2001
Language eng
DOI 10.1076/icsp.8.2.113.3365
Field of Research 110604 Sports Medicine
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Swets & Zeitlinger
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001427

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health Sciences
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