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Survey of sports injury prevention programmes in the European Community
  1. A W S Watson
  1. Sports Injuries Research Centre, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

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    Editor,—I would like to provide a brief report of a survey of sports injury prevention programmes and related research projects in the European Community between September and December 1998.

    With the cooperation of partners in the Netherlands (the Netherlands Olympic Committee and the Netherlands Sports Federation), Austria (the Austrian Institute for Home and Leisure Safety), and Belgium (Flanders Red Cross) a questionnaire on sports injury prevention and related research was devised, piloted, and distributed to a sample of 368 sports, health, or safety organisations in Europe. The objective of the study was to determine the number of institutions involved in injury prevention work, and also to seek information on the nature and quality of the work being undertaken.

    A total of 86 questionnaires were …

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