Table 2

Communication quality* between team doctors and team physiotherapists

Outcomes*Low–moderate (1–3), n=7High (4–5), n=70P values†
Injury burden‡209.6112.60.029
Incidence of severe injuries§
Training attendance (%)
Match availability (%)83.987.70.178
  • 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).