Optimising the utility of injury surveillance systems for injury prevention in active populations

  • Ozanne-Smith AO, Joan (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • McKinnon, Adam David (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Pope, Rodney (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Promotion of physical activity is a key national health priority and a major focus for the Australian Defence Force to achieve and maintain operational fitness. Unfortunately, these goals are associated with the negative effects of increased injury occurrence and substantial related costs. Civilian and military injury surveillance systems inform injury prevention priorities and interventions but research is required to maximise their performance and utility. The project aims to 1) determine the extent to which current systems meet user requirements 2) assess utility and reliability of these systems specifically for active populations and 3) develop recommendations for future systems development and improved user application.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date16/03/0531/12/10

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD2,145.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD72,444.00
  • Defence Health Service (Defence Injury Prevention Program): AUD15,000.00