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Br J Sports Med. 2018 Nov;52(22):1457-1461. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-042211rep.

Sports Biostatistician: a critical member of all sports science and medicine teams for injury prevention.

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1
Sport Performance Analysis Research Group, University of Vic, Barcelona, Spain.
2
Research Centre Network for Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Spain.
3
Epidemiology Service, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
4
Australian Collaboration for Research into Sports and its Prevention, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Australia.

Abstract

Sports science and medicine need specialists to solve the challenges that arise with injury data. In the sports injury field, it is important to be able to optimise injury data to quantify injury occurrences, understand their aetiology and most importantly, prevent them. One of these specialty professions is that of Sports Biostatistician. The aim of this paper is to describe the emergent field of Sports Biostatistics and its relevance to injury prevention. A number of important issues regarding this profession and the science of sports injury prevention are highlighted. There is a clear need for more multidisciplinary teams that incorporate biostatistics, epidemiology and public health in the sports injury area.

KEYWORDS:

Sports Biostatisticians; epidemiology; injury prevention; sports medicine; sports science

PMID:
30385461
DOI:
10.1136/bjsports-2016-042211rep
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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