Table 5

Communication quality* between the medical team and the president/board of the club

Outcomes* Low (1–2/5), n=21Moderate (3/5), n=16High (4–5/5), n=40P values†
Injury burden‡147.9127.2107.20.159
Incidence of severe injuries§
Training attendance (%)83.482.785.60.141
Match availability (%)86.886.088.90.114
  • 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).