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Title and subtitle: Running the race against injuries: A review of the literature. Abstract: Running is one of Australia's most popular sporting and leisure activities. While running is promoted by health professionals and has a wide variety of medically and socially related benefits, it needs to be recognised that, as with any sport, injuries can occur.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relation between dopamine (DA) D2 receptor-specific binding and personality, we assessed the relation between DA D2 binding and the NEO Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO PI-R). BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated a relation between DA D2 receptor-specific binding and a personality trait involving personal detachment as(More)
The velocity at which a golf club impacts with a golf ball is known as club head speed. Although club head speed has been used to measure performance changes in a number of golf studies, it has not been validated as a golf performance measure. As handicap is the usual measure of performance, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare Orchard Sports Injury Classification System (OSICS-10) sports medicine diagnoses assigned by a clinical and non-clinical coder. DESIGN Assessment of intercoder agreement. SETTING Community Australian football. PARTICIPANTS 1082 standardised injury surveillance records. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS Direct comparison of the(More)
Cricket is a major international sport, generally played in British Common-wealth nations. Although strictly a non-contact sport, injuries in cricket can result in a number of ways. In high level cricket, overuse injuries are common and related to the physical demands of the sport, particularly in the delivery of the ball. The bowling action involves(More)
Sports injuries are a significant public health problem in Australia. However, little information is available about community level sports injuries, or about the sports safety policies and practices of community level sports organisations in Australia. The aim of this paper is to present the results of a survey of local clubs and sporting centres in the(More)
BACKGROUND Concussion is a serious problem in many contact sports, including rugby union football. The study's primary aim was to measure the efficacy of padded headgear in reducing the rates of head injury or concussion. METHODS A cluster randomized controlled trial with three arms was conducted with rugby union football teams as the unit of(More)
It is now understood that sports injury interventions will not have significant public health impact if they are not widely accepted and adopted by target sports participants. Although there has been increasing recognition of the need for intervention studies conducted within the real-world context of sports delivery, very few studies have been conducted in(More)