Statement on methods in sport injury research from the first methods matter meeting, Copenhagen, 2019

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  • Rasmus Østergaard Nielsen
  • Ian Shrier, McGill University
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  • Martí Casals, The University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia, FC Barcelona
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  • Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, University of Calgary
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  • Merete Møller, University of Southern Denmark
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  • Caroline Bolling, University of Amsterdam
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  • Nataliá F.N. Bittencourt, University of Amsterdam, Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte
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  • Ben Clarsen, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
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  • Niels Wedderkopp, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, South West Jutland Hospital, University of Southern Denmark
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  • Torbjørn Soligard, University of Calgary, International Olympic Committee
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  • Toomas Timpka, Linköping University, Swedish Athletics Association
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  • Carolyn A. Emery, University of Calgary
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  • Roald Bahr, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
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  • Jenny Jacobsson, Linköping University, Swedish Athletics Association
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  • Rod Whiteley, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
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  • Örjan Dahlström, Linköping University
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  • Nicol van Dyk, Irish Rugby Football Union
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  • Babette M. Pluim, University of Amsterdam, Royal Netherlands Lawn Tennis Association, University of Pretoria
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  • Emmanuel Stamatakis, University of Sydney
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  • Luz Palacios-Derflingher, University of Calgary
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  • Morten W. Fagerland, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
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  • Karim M. Khan, University of British Columbia, British Journal of Sports Medicine
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  • Clare L. Ardern, Karolinska Institutet, La Trobe University, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
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  • Evert Verhagen, University of Amsterdam

SYNOPSIS: High-quality sports injury research can facilitate sports injury prevention and treatment. There is scope to improve how our field applies best-practice methods-methods matter (greatly!). The first METHODS MATTER meeting, held in January 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, was the forum for an international group of researchers with expertise in research methods to discuss sports injury methods. We discussed important epidemiological and statistical topics within the field of sports injury research. With this opinion document, we provide the main take-home messages that emerged from the meeting. Meeting participants agreed that the definition of sport injury depends on the research question and context. It was considered essential to be explicit about the goal of the research effort and to use frameworks to illustrate the assumptions that underpin measurement and the analytical strategy. Complex systems were discussed to illustrate how potential risk factors can interact in a nonlinear way. This approach is often a useful alternative to identifying single risk factors. Investigating changes in exposure status over time is important when analyzing sport injury etiology, and analyzing recurrent injury, subsequent injury, or injury exacerbation remains challenging. The choice of statistical model should consider the research question, injury measure (eg, prevalence, incidence), type and granularity of injury data (categorical or continuous), and study design. Multidisciplinary collaboration will be a cornerstone for future high-quality sport injury research. Working outside professional silos in a diverse, multidisciplinary team benefits the research process, from the formulation of research questions and designs to the statistical analyses and dissemination of study results in implementation contexts. This article has been copublished in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Vol/bind50
Nummer5
Sider (fra-til)226-233
Antal sider8
ISSN0190-6011
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StatusUdgivet - 2020

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