Concussion incidence in amateur Australian Rules Footballers

Daniel M. Costello, Joel Ernest, Andrew H. Kaye, Terence J. O'Brien, Sandy R. Shultz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Australian Rules Football is a collision sport that is associated with increased sport-related concussion risk. Sport-related concussion is a common form of mild traumatic brain injury that is now recognised as a serious health issue. This study measured the concussion incidence rate for amateur Australian Rules players over 3 seasons (2015–2017) by athlete exposures—a metric used widely in the literature. This study also reported concussion incidence based on player match hours, a less common yet more accurate method of reporting concussion incidence which takes match duration into account. Accurate concussion incidence reporting in amateur Australian Rules Football quantifies the problem of concussion in this sport. This may be necessary to inform players of their concussion injury risk and to help guide rule changes to protect players from this injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-89
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume56
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Athlete exposures
  • Football
  • Incidence
  • Mild traumatic brain injury
  • Sport-related concussion

Cite this

Costello, Daniel M. ; Ernest, Joel ; Kaye, Andrew H. ; O'Brien, Terence J. ; Shultz, Sandy R. / Concussion incidence in amateur Australian Rules Footballers. In: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2018 ; Vol. 56. pp. 88-89.
@article{641999e37b844f11ac8093160fade447,
title = "Concussion incidence in amateur Australian Rules Footballers",
abstract = "Australian Rules Football is a collision sport that is associated with increased sport-related concussion risk. Sport-related concussion is a common form of mild traumatic brain injury that is now recognised as a serious health issue. This study measured the concussion incidence rate for amateur Australian Rules players over 3 seasons (2015–2017) by athlete exposures—a metric used widely in the literature. This study also reported concussion incidence based on player match hours, a less common yet more accurate method of reporting concussion incidence which takes match duration into account. Accurate concussion incidence reporting in amateur Australian Rules Football quantifies the problem of concussion in this sport. This may be necessary to inform players of their concussion injury risk and to help guide rule changes to protect players from this injury.",
keywords = "Athlete exposures, Football, Incidence, Mild traumatic brain injury, Sport-related concussion",
author = "Costello, {Daniel M.} and Joel Ernest and Kaye, {Andrew H.} and O'Brien, {Terence J.} and Shultz, {Sandy R.}",
year = "2018",
month = "10",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.jocn.2018.07.003",
language = "English",
volume = "56",
pages = "88--89",
journal = "Journal of Clinical Neuroscience",
issn = "0967-5868",
publisher = "Elsevier - Mosby",

}

Concussion incidence in amateur Australian Rules Footballers. / Costello, Daniel M.; Ernest, Joel; Kaye, Andrew H.; O'Brien, Terence J.; Shultz, Sandy R.

In: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Vol. 56, 01.10.2018, p. 88-89.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Concussion incidence in amateur Australian Rules Footballers

AU - Costello, Daniel M.

AU - Ernest, Joel

AU - Kaye, Andrew H.

AU - O'Brien, Terence J.

AU - Shultz, Sandy R.

PY - 2018/10/1

Y1 - 2018/10/1

N2 - Australian Rules Football is a collision sport that is associated with increased sport-related concussion risk. Sport-related concussion is a common form of mild traumatic brain injury that is now recognised as a serious health issue. This study measured the concussion incidence rate for amateur Australian Rules players over 3 seasons (2015–2017) by athlete exposures—a metric used widely in the literature. This study also reported concussion incidence based on player match hours, a less common yet more accurate method of reporting concussion incidence which takes match duration into account. Accurate concussion incidence reporting in amateur Australian Rules Football quantifies the problem of concussion in this sport. This may be necessary to inform players of their concussion injury risk and to help guide rule changes to protect players from this injury.

AB - Australian Rules Football is a collision sport that is associated with increased sport-related concussion risk. Sport-related concussion is a common form of mild traumatic brain injury that is now recognised as a serious health issue. This study measured the concussion incidence rate for amateur Australian Rules players over 3 seasons (2015–2017) by athlete exposures—a metric used widely in the literature. This study also reported concussion incidence based on player match hours, a less common yet more accurate method of reporting concussion incidence which takes match duration into account. Accurate concussion incidence reporting in amateur Australian Rules Football quantifies the problem of concussion in this sport. This may be necessary to inform players of their concussion injury risk and to help guide rule changes to protect players from this injury.

KW - Athlete exposures

KW - Football

KW - Incidence

KW - Mild traumatic brain injury

KW - Sport-related concussion

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85051392884&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jocn.2018.07.003

DO - 10.1016/j.jocn.2018.07.003

M3 - Article

VL - 56

SP - 88

EP - 89

JO - Journal of Clinical Neuroscience

JF - Journal of Clinical Neuroscience

SN - 0967-5868

ER -