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300 The Oslo sports trauma research center questionnaire on health problems (Spanish version) compared to a traditional surveillance method for injury detection and severity estimation in youth sports: an observational study
  1. Javier Bailón-Cerezo1,2,
  2. Benjamin Clarsen3,
  3. María Torres-Lacomba2
  1. 1Institute of Neuroscience and Sciences of the Movement (INCIMOV), Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  2. 2Physiotherapy in Women´s Health Research Group. Physical Therapy Department, Alcalá University (Madrid), Alcalá de Henares, Spain
  3. 3Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Oslo, Norway


Background The Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center questionnaire on Health problems, recently updated to a second version (OSTRC-H2), has shown a greater ability than a traditional surveillance method to detect athletes with health problems in an adult elite cohort. Moreover, it provides a score that could improve traditional injury severity measures.

Objective 1) To compare the ability of the Spanish OSTRC-H2 questionnaire to identify young injured athletes with the surveillance routine of a High-Performance Training Center and 2) to compare the comprehensiveness of the OSTRC-H2 score with a time-loss approach to assess injury severity.

Design Validation study (prospective, observational). Setting data were collected in M-86 High Performance Training Center (Madrid, Spain) during the validation study of the OSTRC-H2 Spanish questionnaire.

Patients (or Participants) Fifty-four elite athletes (swimming, waterpolo and artistic swimming), from 12 to 18 years old.

Interventions (or Assessment of Risk Factors) During 10 consecutive Sundays, athletes completed online the Spanish OSTRC-H2 questionnaire and 2 questions proposed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation about time-loss of activity. Athletes with musculoskeletal complaints were sent by coaches to Physiotherapy consultations, carried out three times a week.

Main Outcome Measurements Injured athletes (time-loss injury or ‘all complaints’) and floor and ceiling effects of severity scores (OSTRC-H2 score and total and partial self-reported days/week of time-loss).

Results Thirty-six athletes reported injury complaints through the OSTRC-H2 questionnaire. Twenty reported at least one time-loss injury. Physiotherapy consultations detected 41% of the athletes with injury complaints and 35% of those with time-loss injuries. All requests for consultation were attended. Injury severity measures showed different floor and ceiling effects (84% and 4% for total time-loss; 71% and 12% for partial time-loss; 6% and 3% for OSTRC-H2 score).

Conclusions The OSTRC-H2 Spanish questionnaire has shown greater ability to detect young injured athletes than a method based on physiotherapy consultations. Moreover, OSTRC-H2 severity score has shown greater comprehensiveness than a self-reported time-loss approach.

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