Statement on methods in sport injury research from the 1st METHODS MATTER Meeting, Copenhagen, 2019

Rasmus Oestergaard Nielsen*, Ian Shrier, Marti Casals, Albertro Nettel-Aguirre, Merete Møller, Caroline Bolling, Natália Franco Netto Bittencourt, Benjamin Clarsen, Niels Wedderkopp, Torbjørn Soligard, Toomas Timpka, Carolyn Emery, Roald Bahr, Jenny Jacobsson, Rod Whiteley, Orjan Dahlstrom, Nicol Van Dyk, Babette M. Pluim, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Luz Palacios-DerflingherMorten Wang Fagerland, Karim M. Khan, Clare L. Ardern, Evert Verhagen

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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 1st 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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Pages (from-to)941-947
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • epidemiology
  • injury
  • methodology
  • statistics


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