Table 1

 Potential risk factors for hamstring injury in community level Australian football

Questionnaire itemMethod of measurement
AgeYears
Playing experienceYears of competition experience
Injury historyHistory of sustaining a hamstring injury in previous season
Playing positionPosition played on the field most regularly
Level of competitionSenior (highest grade) or reserve (second grade)
Off season training habitsSports played regularly
Frequency and hours per week spent running, swimming, cycling, stretching, and weight training
Preseason training habitsSports played regularly
Frequency and hours per week spent running, swimming, cycling, stretching, and weight training
Season training habitsSports played regularly
Frequency and hours per week spent running, swimming, cycling, stretching, and weight training
Protective equipment useFrequency of use of thermal shorts at training and during matches
Warm up habitsFrequency of participation in warm up at training sessions and before matches
Cool down habitsFrequency of participation in cool down at training sessions and after matches
Smoking historyCurrent smoking status
Number of cigarettes smoked per day