Welche Athleten versäumen es schneller, wöchentliche Fragebögen zu versenden oder ein Programm zur Verringerung des Verletzungsrisikos einzuhalten?

Translated title of the contribution: Which Athletes Fail Faster to Send Weekly Questionnaires or to Comply with an Injury Risk Reduction Program?

Pascal Edouard*, D. Blanco, K. Steffen, R. O. Nielsen, E. Verhagen, A. Ruffault

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Problem: Low response rate to weekly self-reported questionnaires used to obtain athlete health-related and risk exposure data and low compliance with intervention have been reported. We thus aimed to investigate if time to 1) non-response to a weekly questionnaire and 2) non-compliance with an intervention is different among French athletics athletes with different characteristics. › Methods: We performed a secondary analysis of data from the PREVATHLE randomized controlled trial including 840 female and male competitive athletics athletes followed over 39-weeks. Using univariate Cox proportional hazards regression models, we analyzed the association between athletes’ baseline characteristics and the following outcomes: time to failing to (1) res-pond to a weekly questionnaire and (2) complete a prescribed intervention. › Results: Most athletes failed to complete all questionnaires over the 39 weeks (n=672, 80%), athletes in the intervention group, female athletes, younger athletes, athletes performing explosive disciplines, and athletes with higher non-specific sport training failed sooner. Nearly all athletes in the intervention group failed to comply with the intervention (n=443; 98.7%), and the rates were similar amongst athletes with different characteristics. › Conclusions: This study shows that novel ways have to be found in order to improve both 1) athletes’ self-reported responses to weekly questionnaires on health-related and risk exposure data and 2) athletes’ compliance with an injury risk reduction pro-gram. Education and/or digital solutions might be potential opportunities.
Translated title of the contributionWhich Athletes Fail Faster to Send Weekly Questionnaires or to Comply with an Injury Risk Reduction Program?
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalDeutsche Zeitschrift fur Sportmedizin
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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