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Functional Movement Analysis of Handball Players

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03468569
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 16, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Emre Serdar Vayvay, Medipol University

Brief Summary:


Abstract Objectives: Handball is a popular sport in many countries. There is lack of knowledge about handball athlete's functional movement capacity. The aim of this study is to investigate the Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) scores, to evaluate the injury risks of handball athletes and to determine its relationship with athletic performance.

Design: Observational study. Methods: A total of 51 professional handball players in Turkey were included in this study. The sport-specific features and demographic data were recorded. The functional movement analysis was performed and agility and balance and force were evaluated.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Injuries Sports Physical Therapy Other: Functional Movement Screen Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
In august 2018, same evaluations will be done for same individuals.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 51 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Relationship of Functional Movement Analysis With Injury History and Athletic Parameters In Handball Athletes
Actual Study Start Date : August 1, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 18, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : May 18, 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Functional Movement Screen
Movement Analysis for injury risk
Other: Functional Movement Screen
Experimental: Vertical Jump Test
Jump test Height Measurement, Functional Movement Screen
Other: Functional Movement Screen
Experimental: Y Balance Test
Functional lower extremity reach with balance, Functional Movement Screen
Other: Functional Movement Screen
Experimental: Illinois Agility Test
Agility measurement, Functional Movement Screen
Other: Functional Movement Screen
No Intervention: Injury History
Athletes injury history for last year was recorded as injury count.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Functional Movement Screen Assessment (FMS) [ Time Frame: 20 minutes ]
    0-21 (It has 7 subtests, and minimum 0 and maximum 3 is given for scoring.) Higher scores are better. For bilateral subtests, scoring is performed for both sides, and scoring is given according to lower side. ( Example; Right 2, Left 1 so 1 point score is given for that parameter. At last, all 7 scores summed for total score(0/21).

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Vertical Jump Test [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Inches, Higher scores are better.

  2. Y Balance Test [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]
    Functional Reach Measurement, higher scores are better.

  3. Illinois Agility Test [ Time Frame: 2 minutes ]
    Agility Measurement, Lower scores are better.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 35 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Become a team licensed handball athlete between ages 16-35
  • Have not had a surgical operation involving the musculoskeletal system in the last six months
  • Not having an obstacle to the realization of the tests to be carried out in the study
  • Volunteering to participate in the work

Exclusion Criteria:

  • If feeling any discomfort during the tests
  • Do not want to go on study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03468569

Sponsors and Collaborators
Medipol University
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Principal Investigator: Devrim Tarakcı, PhD Medipol University
Study Director: Emre Serdar Vayvay, PhD Medipol University
Study Chair: Candan Algun, PhD,Prof Medipol University
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Responsible Party: Emre Serdar Vayvay, Lecturer, Medipol University Identifier: NCT03468569    
Other Study ID Numbers: 10840098-604.01.01-E.13036
First Posted: March 16, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2018
Last Verified: March 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Emre Serdar Vayvay, Medipol University:
Athletic Performance
Functional Movement Screen
Handball Athletes
Injury Prevention
Injury History
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wounds and Injuries