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Sport Without Injury ProgrammE Floorball (SWIPE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03309904
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 16, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 21, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martin Hägglund, Linkoeping University

Brief Summary:
This study evaluates the preventive effect of a neuromuscular training program on injuries in youth floorball players. Half of participants will receive the training program, and half act as control and perform their usual training practices.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Athletic Injuries Other: Knee Control training program Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The study is a cluster-randomized controlled trial including male and female youth (12-17 years) floorball players. Club is used as cluster unit.

Coaches in the intervention group receive education of the preventive neuromuscular training program Knee Control (Knäkontroll) before the start of the season. Knee Control consists of 6 different exercises, with 4 different variations and 1 pair-exercise, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. In addition, coaches are instructed to perform a 5-minute running warm-up before the Knee Control exercises. Teams are to carry out the intervention at all training sessions, and the 5-minute warm-up also before all matches.

Coaches in the control group carry on their normal training and warm-up routines with their clubs.

Teams are followed for one full season: October 2017 - March 2018. Data registered for the study include exposure to floorball training and matches, and injuries that occur as a result of participation in floorball.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 910 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Parallell group cluster-randomized trial
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: Statistician performing outcome analyses are blinded to group belonging
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Sport Without Injury ProgrammE Floorball
Actual Study Start Date : September 15, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 15, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : May 31, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sports Injuries

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Knee Control training program
The Knee Control program is a neuromuscular training program that consists of 6 different exercises, with 4 levels of progression and one pair-exercise, for each exercise. The Knee Control program takes about 10 minute to complete after familiarization. In addition, a 5-minute running warm-up is instructed to coaches. Coaches are to perform the Knee Control program + the 5 minute warm-up at all training sessions during the season, and the 5 minute warm-up before all matches.
Other: Knee Control training program
10-minute training program to be performed at all team training sessions during the season.

No Intervention: Control group - usual training
The control group teams receive no intervention, and coaches are instructed to carry out their normal training and warm-up practice throughout the season.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. All physical complaints injury [ Time Frame: Study start up to end of season (6 months) ]
    Any floorball related injury regardless of need of care or absence from floorball training or matches ("all physical complaints" injury definition)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time-loss injury [ Time Frame: Study start up to end of season (6 months) ]
    Floorball related injury causing absence from the next training or match with the team ("time-loss injury")

  2. Medical attention injury [ Time Frame: Study start up to end of season (6 months) ]
    Floorball related injury requiring the player to seek care ("medical attention injury")

  3. Adverse events [ Time Frame: Study start up to end of season (6 months) ]
    Adverse events of using the program (intervention group only)

  4. Intervention compliance and fidelity [ Time Frame: Study start up to end of season (6 months) ]
    Coach reported compliance and fidelity with the program protocol (intervention group only)

  5. Coach experience of injuries and intervention program [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months ]
    Coach baseline and follow-up experiences of injuries (control group and intervention group) and of the Knee Control program (intervention group only)

  6. Player experience of injuries and intervention program [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months ]
    Player baseline and follow-up experiences of injuries (control group and intervention group) and of the Knee Control program (intervention group only)

  7. Exercise fidelity [ Time Frame: At approximately 2 months and 5 months ]
    Exercise fidelity (observation of the technique when using the intervention in select intervention group teams)

  8. Health care need [ Time Frame: After study end at 6 months ]
    Number of health care visits due to floorball related injuries during the season, type of diagnostic examinations and treatments

  9. Costs [ Time Frame: After study end at 6 months ]
    Estimated costs of floorball related injuries and costs of the intervention



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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Teams with players 12-17 years of age (born 2000-2005)
  • Teams who have not used a structured training program aiming to prevent injuries (the Knee Control or similar program) on a regular basis the last year
  • Teams who have training at least twice per week

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03309904


Locations
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Sweden
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden, 58183
Sponsors and Collaborators
Linkoeping University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Martin Hägglund, PhD Linkoeping University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Martin Hägglund, Associate professor, Linkoeping University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03309904    
Other Study ID Numbers: MHägglund SWIPE Floorball
First Posted: October 16, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: Undecided, possibly share deidentified exposure and injury outcome data

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Athletic Injuries
Wounds and Injuries