Research alone is not sufficient to prevent sports injury

Hanson, Dale, Allegrante, John P., Sleet, David A., and Finch, Caroline F. (2014) Research alone is not sufficient to prevent sports injury. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48 (8). pp. 682-684.

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[Extract] This journal aims to promote, publish and promulgate high-quality, innovative research. As laudable as this is, it is not enough. Unless this research culminates in practical and cost-effective interventions capable of attracting the political and social support required to allow effective implementation, it will not prevent harm or save lives. The Public Health Model has been proposed as a framework to promote the progression of sports medicine research towards real-world application. In this four-stage model, research progresses in a stepwise manner from problem identification to adoption of effective interventions:

Stage 1: establishing the magnitude of the problem;

Stage 2: identifying risk factors;

Stage 3: developing effective interventions;

Stage 4: ensuring widespread adoption and use.

Item ID: 26659
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1473-0480
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Date Deposited: 06 May 2013 02:22
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920409 Injury Control @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
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