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Sports trainers have accurate but incomplete recall of injury details
  1. R A Braham1,
  2. C F Finch2,
  3. P McCrory3
  1. 1Monash University, Clayton, Australia
  2. 2University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
  3. 3British Journal of Sports Medicine, Melbourne, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor Finch
 University of NSW, NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia;

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The importance of preventing head/neck injuries in Australian football is well recognised but accurate data are required. In large scale epidemiological studies, the collection of reliable data at many different locations at once is difficult. Different strategies have been used to collect injury data, including self report surveys, injury recall reports from the treatment/first aid providers, and on site primary data collectors (PDCs). We wanted to assess the accuracy of a two week injury recall by treatment/first aid …

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