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Para athletes play sports with a risk of sustaining head injuries and concussions,1 2 with concussion assessment of para athletes presenting additional challenges due to their impairments.3 Consequently, injury surveillance studies may not accurately reflect para concussion prevalence. Guidelines for para concussion clinical assessment and management have only recently been published.3 Our qualitative study explored English blind 5-a-side footballers’ perceptions of concussion, concussion risks and concussion prevention to improve para concussion care.4 Nine semistructured interviews were conducted with male English blind footballers underpinned by a pragmatic paradigm. Data were analysed using thematic analysis.
What did we find?
Blind footballers were unsure about the number of concussions …
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Contributors RW, OHA, WvM, EV and CB wrote the first draft. AV produced the infographic. All authors provided feedback and content to the final version.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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