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Effect of Neuromuscular Warm-up on Injuries in Female Athletes

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01092286
First Posted: March 24, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cynthia LaBella, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  Purpose
The goal of the study is to determine effect of coach-led neuromuscular warm-up on non-contact, lower extremity (LE) injury rates among female athletes in a predominantly non-white public high school system. The investigators hypothesized the warm-up would reduce non-contact LE injuries.

Condition Intervention
Knee Injuries Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Ankle Injuries Lower Extremity Injuries Other: neuromuscular warm-up

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Neuromuscular Warm-up on Injuries in Female Athletes in Urban Public High Schools: A Cluster-randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Cynthia LaBella, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • lower extremity injury rates [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • coach compliance with warm-up [ Time Frame: one year ]

Enrollment: 1653
Study Start Date: July 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: neuromuscular warm-up
coaches in this arm use the prescribed warm-up before team practices
Other: neuromuscular warm-up
neuromuscular warm-up exercises that take 20 minutes to perform
Other Name: Knee Injury Prevention Program (KIPP)
No Intervention: no warm-up
coaches use their usual warm-up before team practices

Detailed Description:
We will recruit basketball and soccer coaches and their athletes from Chicago public high schools. We will randomize teams to intervention and control groups. We will train intervention coaches to implement a 20-minute neuromuscular warm-up and tracked training costs. Control coaches will use their usual warm-up. All coaches will report weekly athlete exposures (AEs) and injuries resulting in a missed practice/game. Research assistants will interview injured athletes. We will compare injury rates between control and intervention groups.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria for High School Students (initial part of study - completed)

  • plays basketball or soccer for a Chicago public high school team
  • coaches basketball or soccer for a Chicago public high school team
  • female, age 14-20

Inclusion Criteria for coaches (current part of study)

  1. Willing to implement a new warm-up before their team's practices and games
  2. Willing to complete a pre- and post-season survey before and after using the warm-up program for one season (surveys are attached).
  3. Willing to complete a pre- and post-workshop test before and after the workshop (tests are attached).
  4. Willing to allow study personnel to observe their implementation of the warm-up at up to three team practices or games.

Exclusion Criteria for coaches (current part of study) There are no separate exclusion criteria for coaches.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01092286


Locations
United States, Illinois
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Cynthia R LaBella, MD Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Cynthia LaBella, Medical Director, Institute for Sports Medicine, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01092286     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB2006-12888
First Submitted: March 23, 2010
First Posted: March 24, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016

Keywords provided by Cynthia LaBella, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago:
Knee injury
ankle sprain
anterior cruciate ligament
adolescent
soccer
basketball
prevention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Knee Injuries
Ankle Injuries
Leg Injuries