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Universal Prevention Through A Digital Health Platform Reduces Injury Incidence In Youth Athletics

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Universal prevention through a digital health platform reduces injury incidence in youth athletics (track and field): a cluster randomized controlled trial

Can strategies from social medicine help reduce the incidence of injury in sports? Universal prevention initiatives target a population with messages and information about health risks irrespective of their level of risk. In this study, researchers found an injury protective effect for youth athletes whose parents and coaches were exposed to health information about preventing injuries via a digital platform.

The platform, created by Swedish Athletics, aimed at strengthening the efficacy of the parent-coach-athlete triad in regard to health protection and injury prevention. It featured in-depth content on topics related to health and performance in young athletes like planning for training, common injuries, pain management, and lots more.

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