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What did I do?
I provided the first detailed epidemiological profile of incidence, nature and mechanism of injuries sustained by Australian female cricketers, through compilation and analysis of multiple data sources.
Why did I do it?
I grew up playing ‘mixed’ cricket and now it is a popular sport among women around the world. While sports participation carries many health benefits, one negative consequence is an increased risk of injury in participants. Evidence-based injury prevention programmes can reduce this risk when the causes of injury are known.1 However, before my PhD, little was known about the injuries in women’s cricket.
How did I do it?
First, I conducted a systematic review of the literature describing injuries across competitive team bat-or-stick sports played by women.2
I then generated a population-based epidemiological profile of cricket injuries sustained by women from multiple existing data sets. This included: (1) Existing data …
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