Table 3

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

Desire to compete (n=629)↓Injury risk: equipment (n=649)↓Injury risk: modified activity (n=648)Psych impact: competition (n=639)Potential financial loss (n=629)Potential competitive loss (n=643)
Occupation considered having best capacity (percentage of stakeholder group (%))
 CASEMAthlete (62)AT (46)MD (43)MD (42)Athlete (79)Athlete (39)
 SPCAthlete (64)PT (61)PT (83)Coach (31)Athlete (65)Coach (42)
 CATAAthlete (62)AT (92)AT (89)AT (39)Athlete (53)Coach (38)
 RCCSSCAthlete (50)AT (55)Chiro (51)Coach (39)Athlete (73)Coach (44)
 CSMTAAthlete (39)AT (64)AT (37)MD (38)Athlete (59)Athlete (48)
 AthletesCANAthlete (73)PT (33)PT (44)Athlete (48)Athlete (60)Athlete (37)
 COCAthlete (47)AT (29)Coach (36)Coach (62)Athlete (38)Coach (41)
 Sport AssociationsAthlete (45)MD (52)MD (45)Coach (39)Athlete (47)Coach (41)
Percentage ranking own occupation as having best capacity (%)
 CASEM735434232
 SPC861831201
 CATA2492893967
 RCCSSC1026511155
 CSMTA447000
 AthletesCAN7367486037
 COC261436622441
 Sport Associations00002828
  • Sport Associations: Includes the Canadian Soccer Association (single sport association), Canada Games (developmental multisport organisation), and the Canadian Olympic Committee (elite multi-sport 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’).