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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants in 10 reviewed studies on overuse injuries of the extremities in adults

From: Association between sports type and overuse injuries of extremities in adults: a systematic review

Sport First author
Year
Country of study
Sport participation level N participants/
N invited
Sex Age
(Min-Max)
Mean ± SD
Duration of data collection & follow-up frequency
(N/time)
Method of data collection Data source
Soccer Kristenson 2013 [10]
Sweden
Elite 1507/? M (?)
Group 1: 25.2 ± 5
Group 2: 25.0 ± 5
2 seasons
(?)
Standardized forms Medical person for each team
Tegnander 2008 [11]
Norway
Elite 181/? F (17–34)
23 ± 4
1 season
(?)
Not described in the text but based on 2 referencesa The team physiotherapists
Jacobson 2007 [12]
Sweden
Elite 269/? F (16–36)
23 ± 4
1 season
(Weekly)
-Standardized attendance protocol
-Interviewed telephone: standardized protocol
Physiotherapists of the team and medical personal telephone interview of athlete
Lüthje 1996 [13]
Finland
Elite 263/263 M (17–35) age group reported
?
1 season
(?)
Physical exam Team physician
Nielsen 1989 [14]
Denmark
Recreational 123/? M (>16) age group reported
?
1 season
(Weekly)
Examination recorded on special card Medical doctors
Eirale 2013 [15]
Qatar
Elite 230/? M (?)
28,4 ± 4.4
1 season
(Daily)
Standard injury cards Medical staff of club
Faude 2005 [16]
Germany
Elite 149/? F (?)
22.4 ± 5.0
1 season
(Weekly)
Diary Medical staff & coach
Ekstrand 2011 [17]
Sweden
Elite 767/? B (B: 15–38)
M: 25 ± 5
F: 23 ± 4
5 seasons
(Monthly updates)
Standard injury form Medical staff
Triathlon Andersen 2013 [19]
Norway
Elite 174/274 B (?)
38 ± 9
26 weeks
(Every 2nd week)
Questionnaire Athletes
Beach
Volleyball
Bahr 2003 [18]
Australia,
Norway,
Portugal
Elite ?/? B (?)
?
Professional players
5 championship
(?)
Standardized forms Medical staff
  1. ? : Information not provided
  2. F female
  3. M male
  4. B both
  5. aOrchard J, Orchard Sports injury classification system (OSICS). Sport Health 1993; 11:39–41. Fuller CW, Ekstrand J, Junge A, Andersen TE, Bahr R, Dvorak J, et al. Consensus statement on injury definitions and data collection procedures in studies of football (soccer) injuries. Br J Sports Med. 2006;40:193–201