Prospective reporting of injury in community-level cricket: a systematic review to identify research priorities

McLeod, Geordie, O'Connor, Siobhán, Morgan, Damian, Kountouris, Alex, Finch, Caroline F., and Fortington, Lauren V. (2020) Prospective reporting of injury in community-level cricket: a systematic review to identify research priorities. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 23. pp. 1028-1043.

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Objectives: Cricket is a popular sport enjoyed worldwide. Injuries in cricket are not well understood at community level but are important to understand for prevention to ensure the game continues to be enjoyed safely. This systematic review was designed to assess the quality of data collection and reporting, and to summarise the injury data, in studies of community cricket players. Design: Systematic review. Methods: Nine databases were searched to November 2018 using the terms “cricket*” and “injur*”. A nineitem critical appraisal and three-item likelihood-of-bias evaluation was conducted on included studies. Data completeness was evaluated against recommendations in the international cricket consensus statement for recording/reporting injury and the Australian Sports Injury Data Dictionary (ASIDD). Descriptive injury data (n,%) are presented in tabular format for different subgroups (activity, position, population). Results: Thirteen studies were included, of which eight were rated as unclear, one as high and three having a low likelihood-of-bias. The mean score for completeness of data against the consensus statement was 3.5/10 (95%C.I. 2.8–4.2). The mean score for completeness of data against the ASIDD was 4.4/6 (95%C.I. 3.9–5.0). Bruising and inflammation was the most common injury in junior cricket. Stress fractures were most common in studies of bowlers. Where studies included all activities, batting accounted for most injuries (7–49%). Conclusions: The included studies inconsistently addressed recommended items for injury surveillance in community sport and cricket. Most studies focused on junior levels or adolescent bowlers, with bruising/inflammation and stress fractures being most common, respectively.

Item ID: 68848
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-2440
Copyright Information: © 2020 Sports Medicine Australia. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 23:51
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420603 Health promotion @ 100%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified @ 0%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200499 Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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