Table 2

Percentage of respondents ranking different stakeholders as most capable to assess injury-related return-to-play criteria

Healing state (n=656)Reinjury (n=660)Short-term problems (n=644)Long-term problems (n=643)Injury to team members (n=634)Injury to opponents (n=632)
Occupation considered having best capacity (percentage of stakeholder group (%))
 CASEMMD (83)MD (78)MD (83)MD (90)AT (38)AT/MD (36)
 SPCPT (50)PT (76)PT (63)PT (56)PT (42)PT (36)
 CATAMD (59)AT (74)AT (58)MD (64)AT (70)AT (66)
 RCCSSCMD (57)Chiro (56)Chiro (44)Chiro (50)Coach (30)Coach (31)
 CSMTAMD (52)AT (39)AT (40)PT/MD (38)AT (31)AT (32)
 AthletesCANMD (44)PT (48)PT (43)MD (53)Coach (44)Coach (46)
 COCMD (65)MD (42)MD (43)MD (75)Coach (64)Coach (56)
 Sport AssociationsMD (73)MD (69)MD (81)MD (90)MD (31)MD (30)
Percentage ranking own occupation as having best capacity (%)
 CASEM837883903236
 SPC507663564236
 CATA377458327066
 RCCSSC325644502717
 CSMTA404400
 AthletesCAN1266444
 COC013506456
 Sport Associations0000713
  • Sport Associations: Includes the Canadian Soccer Association (single sport association), Canada Games (developmental multisport organisation), and the Canadian Olympic Committee (elite multisport organisation).

  • AthletesCAN: Athletes Canada (national team athletes, ‘Athlete’); CAC: Coaching Association of Canada (coaches, ‘Coach’); CASEM: Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (sport medicine physicians, ‘MD’); CATA: Canadian Athletic Therapy Association (athletic therapists ‘AT’); CSMTA: Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (sport massage therapists, ‘MT’); RCCSSC: Royal College of Chiropractice Sport Sciences Canada (sport chiropractors, ‘Chiro’); SPC: Sport Physiotherapy Canada (sport physiotherapists, ‘PT’).