Injuries and risk factors in elite female football: implications for screening and prevention
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Previous reports have documented that lower extremity injuries account for 60-85% of all timeloss injuries in female football. However, methodological differences have led to significant discrepanies in injury patterns reported. Furthermore, few studies have investigated lower extremity risk factors in female players, and there is a need for reliable screening tools to identify the risk of injury. The aims of this thesis were therefore to validate a novel method for injury registration in sports and investigate risk factors for lower extremity injuries, as well as to further assess screening tools used to identify athletes at risk.Paper I: Text messaging as a new method for injury registration in sports – A methodological study in elite female football. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2014: 24(1):243-249.Paper II: Tatt ut av filen i Brage p.g.a. copyright-restriksjoner. / Not in the file in Brage because of copyright issues.Paper III: Tatt ut av filen i Brage p.g.a. copyright-restriksjoner. / Not in the file in Brage because of copyright issues.Paper IV: Anatomical and neuromuscular determinants for peak knee valgus angles in vertical drop jumps. Submitted to Am J Sports Med.
Avhandling (doktorgrad) - Norges idrettshøgskole, 2014