A multifactorial approach to injury risk in elite Australian footballers

Marcus Colby

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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The primary aim of this thesis was to investigate the multifactorial causes of non-contact injury within elite Australian footballers. Results suggested a multivariate (rather than univariate) approach may significantly improve predictive accuracy of injury risk models, by accounting for interaction and/or moderating effects of contributing factors. By applying these results, sports medicine/science practitioners may better define 'risk profiles' for individual players to guide injury prevention practices. Overall, the thesis findings encourage practitioners to embrace the complexity of injury association and prediction, and ensure decisions designed to reduce injury risk are made on a context-specific basis.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Dawson, Brian, Supervisor
  • Peeling, Peter, Supervisor
Award date7 Jun 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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