Caroline F. Finch

Dara M Twomey4
Lesley Day4
John W Orchard3
4Dara M Twomey
4Lesley Day
3John W Orchard
3Bruce C Elliott
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BACKGROUND Functional data analysis (FDA) is increasingly being used to better analyze, model and predict time series data. Key aspects of FDA include the choice of smoothing technique, data reduction, adjustment for clustering, functional linear modeling and forecasting methods. METHODS A systematic review using 11 electronic databases was conducted to(More)
BACKGROUND Community-dwelling older people aged 65+ years sustain falls frequently; these can result in physical injuries necessitating medical attention including emergency department care and hospitalisation. Certain health conditions and impairments have been shown to contribute independently to the risk of falling or experiencing a fall injury,(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To examine trends in hospital admission for hip fracture in New South Wales between July 1990 and June 2000. DESIGN Analysis of routinely collected hospital separation data. SETTING Public and private acute-care hospitals in NSW. PARTICIPANTS Admissions of patients aged 50 years and over with a primary diagnosis of fracture of the neck of(More)
BACKGROUND Studies comparing internally linked (person-identifying) and unlinked (episodes of care) hospital discharge data (HDD) on hip fractures have mainly focused on incidence overestimation by unlinked HDD, but little is known about the impact of overestimation on patient profiles such as comorbidity estimates. In view of the continuing use of unlinked(More)
BACKGROUND Falls are a significant threat to the safety, health and independence of older citizens. Despite the now substantial evidence about effective falls prevention interventions, translation into falls reductions has not yet been fully realised. While the hip fracture rate is decreasing, the number and rate of fall-related hospital admissions among(More)
Sports injuries result in substantial costs to the Australian community and also act as a barrier to increased participation in physical activity. However, the Australian healthcare system has no coordinated approach for monitoring or preventing sports injuries. This is in contrast to New Zealand, which has a specific body responsible for managing sports(More)
OBJECTIVE Sports injuries are often recurrent and there is wide recognition that a subsequent injury (of either the same or a different type) can be strongly influenced by a previous injury. Correctly categorising subsequent injuries (multiple, recurrent, exacerbation or new) requires substantial clinical expertise, but there is also considerable value in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the reach and adoption of a coach-led exercise training programme for lower limb injury prevention. DESIGN Secondary analysis of data from a group-clustered randomised controlled trial. SETTING A periodised exercise training warm-up programme was delivered to players during training sessions over an 8-week preseason (weeks 1-8)(More)