Last updated on February 2018

To Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Injury Prevention Program in Athletics


Brief description of study

The practice of Athletics leads to risk of injuries: about 61 to 76% athletes will occurred at least one injury during a season. The prevention of Athletics injuries thus represents a major challenge for all stakeholders around athletes. In team sports, injury prevention programs have been implemented and scientifically validated. However, no injury prevention programs have been implemented and scientifically validated for Athletics. In this context, a primary objective will be to analyze the effectiveness of an Athletics Injury Prevention Program (AIPP) to reduce the frequency (percentage) of athletes presenting at least one injury complaint related to athletic practice at long term (40 weeks). A statistician will carry out a randomized control trial in cluster (clubs with AIPP and clubs without AIPP), multicenter, including athletes between 15 and 40 years old and licensed in athletic clubs and followed during an athletic season.

Detailed Study Description

The person in charge of the platform will collect on a weekly basis via a IT-questionnaire sent out automatically every Monday the following parameters: injury complaints (presence or absence, and characteristics if presence) and exposure (number of hours of athletic practice (training and competition) and intensity), and the number of AIPP realization per week. The main criterion will be the frequency (percentage) of athletes presenting at least one injury complaint that have a consequence on the practice (reduction or cessation of practice).

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03307434

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Pascal EDOUARD, MD

Chu Saint-Etienne
Saint-Étienne, France
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