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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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Injury definitions

Injury definitions

(p.43) Chapter 4 Injury definitions
Sports Injury Research

Colin Fuller

Oxford University Press

A clear and concise definition of (sports) injury is the most important prerequisite when studying sports injuries. In the literature one finds an abundance of different definitions being used. One should realize that the choice of definition has a great impact on the outcome and subsequent conclusions of research, notwithstanding the interpretation of results from other studies. This chapter describes the pros and cons of different injury definitions, as well as the implications choices may have on the outcome of study results.

Keywords:   injury definition, time-loss injury, overuse injury, consensus, outcome implications

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