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Are sports medicine journals relevant and applicable to practitioners and athletes?

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Bleakley, C, MacAuley, D and McDonough, S (2004) Are sports medicine journals relevant and applicable to practitioners and athletes? British journal of sports medicine, 38 (5). E23. [Journal article]

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the evidence base of sports medicine research and assess how relevant and applicable it is to everyday practice. METHODS: Original research articles, short reports, and case reports published in four major sport and exercise medicine journals were studied and classified according to the main topic of study and type of subjects used. RESULTS: The most common topic was sports science, and very few studies related to the treatment of injuries and medical conditions. The majority of published articles used healthy subjects sampled from the sedentary population, and few studies have been carried out on injured participants. CONCLUSIONS: There is a dearth of studies addressing diagnostic and treatment interventions in the sports medicine literature. The evidence base for sports medicine must continue to increase in terms of volume and quality.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > Ulster Sports Academy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sports Science and Sports Medicine
ID Code:7597
Deposited By:Dr Chris Bleakley
Deposited On:09 Aug 2010 13:39
Last Modified:09 Nov 2012 12:33

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