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The Sports-Related Injuries and Illnesses in Para-sport Study (SRIIPS)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified November 2016 by Jan Lexell, Lund University
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02788500
First Posted: June 2, 2016
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2016
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Collaborator:
Linkoeping University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jan Lexell, Lund University
  Purpose
The overall aim of this project is to gain an in-depth understanding of the epidemiology of sports-related injuries and illnesses in parasport in order to assist the identification and development of specific injury prevention strategies adapted to parasport.

Condition Intervention
Athletic Injuries Other: Incidence of sports-related injuries and illnesses

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Sports-Related Injuries and Illnesses in Para-sport Study (SRIIPS): A Prospective Longitudinal Study

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Further study details as provided by Jan Lexell, Lund University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of sports-related injuries and illnesses [ Time Frame: Weekly during one year ]
    The athletes will be asked to self-report incidence of sports-related injuries and illnesses based on the surveillence systems developed by Jacobsson et al 2010 and Timpka 2014.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Exposure of training [ Time Frame: Weekly during one year ]
    The athletes will be asked to report exposure and perceived exertion of training (hours and minutes of training and rated perceived exertion (RPE) based on the RPE-scale).

  • Pain [ Time Frame: Weekly during one year ]
    The athletes will be asked to report their perceived pain during the week on a visual analogue scale (VAS) scale.

  • General well-being [ Time Frame: Weekly during one year ]
    The athletes will be asked to report their perceived general well-being based on questions from the Health-related quality of life questionnaire EQ-5D.


Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: November 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Swedish para-athletes
The total population of athletes in the Swedish Paralympic program, which covers candidates for the Paralympic Summer or Winter Games, will be invited by mail to participate in the study and report their incidence of sports-related injuries and illnesses
Other: Incidence of sports-related injuries and illnesses
The SRIIP-study is an epidemiological cohort study aimed to prospectively collect self-report data on sports-related injuries and illnesses incidence and risk exposure during training and competition for approximately one year among Swedish para-athletes.

Detailed Description:

The Paralympic Games is today one of the largest sport event in the world. During the last decades parasport has in many ways become elite sport, allowing people with disabilities to achieve extraordinary heights of functional capability. With the growing number of athletes there is an increased interest in athletes' health and safety, both to enhance sports performance and to prevent injuries.

Even though it is well-known that participation in sports places the athlete at risk for injuries, there are few studies covering sports-related injuries and illnesses in parasport (SRIIP). Today, some injuries and illnesses are known to be preventable. However, this requires regular monitoring of internal and external load during athletic preparation. Standardized injury surveillances have been implemented within several sports for abled-bodied athletes, but such studies do not yet exist within parasport.

In our review article (Fagher & Lexell 2014) the investigators showed that existing studies of sports-related injuries in athletes with disabilities have a variable quality and that specific disability related factors have not been examined. Further studies are therefore warranted to obtain an increased in-depth knowledge of SRIIP. With a systematic longitudinal surveillance system tailored to parasport it would be possible to observe trends and risk factors over time, and thereby have a basis for developing specific preventive measures.

The overall aim of this project is to gain an in-depth understanding of the epidemiology of SRIIP in parasport in order to assist the identification and development of specific injury prevention strategies adapted to parasport.

The specific aims are: i) to design and implement a study protocol for prospective epidemiological studies of SRIIP in parasport; ii) to prospectively estimate the annual incidence of SRIIP among Swedish Paralympic athletes; and iii) to explore risk factors and mechanisms for sustaining SRIIP based on athlete exposure in order to form the basis for moving towards safe participation in parasport.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The total population of athletes (n=approximately 100) in the Swedish Paralympic program, which covers possbile candidates for the Paralympic Games.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-55 years
  • Being a registered competitive athlete within the Swedish Paralympic Program/Organization
  • Being able to communicate in Swedish and having the opportunity to every week answer a web-based questionnaire.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02788500


Contacts
Contact: Kristina Fagher, PhD-student +46702970764 kristina.fagher@med.lu.se
Contact: Jan Lexell, Professor jan.lexell@med.lu.se

Locations
Sweden
Rehabilitation Medicine Research group Recruiting
Lund, Sweden
Contact: Kristina Fagher, MSc         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lund University
Linkoeping University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jan Lexell, Professor Lund University
  More Information

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jan Lexell, Professor, Lund University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02788500     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P2016-0069
First Submitted: May 22, 2016
First Posted: June 2, 2016
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Jan Lexell, Lund University:
Epidemiology
Sports medicine
Research protocol
Athletic injuries
Sports for persons with disabilities

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Athletic Injuries