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Quality of life improvements after sports injury

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posted on 2001-06-01, 00:00 authored by C Finch, C Little, Andrew GarnhamAndrew Garnham
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.

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Journal

Injury control and safety promotion

Volume

8

Pagination

113-115

Location

Lisse, Netherlands

ISSN

1566-0974

Language

eng

Notes

Online Publication Date: 01 June 2001

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2001, Swets & Zeitlinger

Issue

2

Publisher

Swets & Zeitlinger

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