Table 4

Communication quality* between the medical team and the chief executive officer of the club

Outcomes*Low (1–2/5), n=14Moderate (3/5), n=17High (4–5/5), n=46P values†
Injury burden‡146.8139.9106.50.135
Incidence of severe injuries§
Training attendance (%)82.982.285.30.102
Match availability (%)85.886.988.30.235
  • Values represent the medians in each group.

  • *Communication quality was classified as low, moderate or high, based on overall questionnaire scores.

  • †Significance was based on Kruskal-Wallis tests.

  • ‡Injury burden=number of days of absence per 1000 hours of exposure (Σ days of absence/Σ hours of exposure ×1000).

  • §Incidence of severe injuries=number of severe injuries (resulting in >28 days of absence from trainings and matches) per 1000 hours of exposure (Σsevere injuries/Σexposure hours×1000).