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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||7 Jun 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|