Occupational safety and concussion injury awareness of Irish professional and semi-professional footballers

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Title: Occupational safety and concussion injury awareness of Irish professional and semi-professional footballers
Authors: Buggy, Conor J.
Coffey, N.
Lawless, M.
Kelly, Seamus
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10111
Date: 4-May-2018
Online since: 2019-04-24T09:34:27Z
Abstract: In recent years, there has been a growth in research examining concussion and injury risk in football, with national football associations and leagues in countries such as the Netherlands and Italy undertaking much needed research. Studies of high-school, university-level and professional football players also now exist in the recent literature. However, the significance of parameters such as player age and professional occupational status remains unclear. Moreover, despite a growth in studies examining concussion-reporting rates and practices with professional rugby players in Ireland, studies examining the occupational risks associated with injury and concussion in particular amongst Irish semi-professional and professional footballers are lacking. Finally, research examining personal safety awareness and attitudes towards safety management amongst professional athletes has been limited. In response, the purpose of this study was to investigate safety awareness and concussion-reporting frequencies of a cohort of Irish professional footballers.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: ICOH
Keywords: ConcussionFootballIrish semi-professional and professional footballersSafety managementSafety awareness
Other versions: http://www.icohweb.org/site/homepage.asp
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: The 32nd International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH 2018), Dublin, Ireland, 29 April – 4 May 2018
Appears in Collections:Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science Research Collection

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