365 MOVE HEALTHY-: The identification of current national injury prevention programs and beliefs of coaches and youth regarding injury prevention in 6 European countries

Joske Nauta, Johan de Jong, Kristine De Martelaer, Paul Dragos, Remo Mombarg, Danielle Nørager Johansen, Thomas Skovgaard, Paul Szabo-Alexi, Evert Verhagen, Anne Benjaminse

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Abstract

Background: Despite the importance of sports injury prevention in youth, no broad scale approaches that work in real-life situations with significant positive effects exist. Main reasons for this are poor uptake and maintenance of current sports injury prevention exercises.

Objective: In order to improve uptake of sports injury prevention routines, this project set out to: 1. identify the specifics of current injury prevention programs within 6 European countries, and 2: to establish wishes and needs regarding injury prevention of the end-users (sport coaches, physical educators and youth) within 6 European countries.

Design: Semi-structured interviews and focus group sessions.

Setting: Youth sports teams and physical education (PE) classes.

Patients (or Participants): Interviews and focus group sessions were performed within 6 participating countries (Belgium, Denmark, Lithuania, Romania, The Netherlands, United Kingdom). National stakeholders were interviewed to identify injury prevention programs. The program owners of the identified programs were then individually interviewed. The focus group sessions were organized with youth basketball and soccer players and PE pupils. Separate focus group sessions were organized for basketball/soccer coaches and physical educators.

Interventions (or Assessment of Risk Factors): This qualitative study provided input for the development of a freely available ICT based platform with video material of routines designed to prevent sports injuries in youth.

Main Outcome Measurements: Overview of country specific results of interviews and focus groups.

Results: This study will describe the current availability of national injury prevention programs within 6 European countries. The results of the focus group sessions will establish the differences in beliefs regarding injury prevention in 6 European countries regarding injury prevention.

Conclusions: In the coming year, the Move Healthy project will use the qualitative results of this study to develop a freely available ICT based platform with video material of routines developed to prevent sports injuries in youth.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

Keywords

  • sports injury prevention
  • coaches
  • youth
  • interviews

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