Overview:

Injuries remove athletes from their training program or competition schedule and may contribute to an early exit from sport. In order to prevent and manage injury in sport activities, we need to better understand where, to whom, why and how injuries occur. The purpose of this form is to gather information to help answer questions about injury in various sport and recreation activities in Alberta. Before you get started, please read this page entirely.

Why the need to report injury information?
There is no consistent reporting mechanism in Canada and as a result sport and recreation organizations do not have sufficient information to make informed decisions about injury and injury prevention or evaluate intervention strategies effectively.

What injuries should be reported?
Any injury that requires withdrawal from play / practice or requires the attention of a trainer, athletic therapist, physiotherapist, chiropractor, nurse, doctor or other allied healthcare professional either immediately following or within 1 month of the injury incident, should be reported. Scrapes, bumps or bruises that do not interfere in participation need not be reported.

How long will this take?
The questionnaire includes 24 questions and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

How will information be kept confidential?
The questionnaire does not ask for personal information about the injured party. Organizational data will be shared in aggregate form and not on an individually. Data collected may be stored in servers outside of Canada and subject to non-Canadian laws. For more information on privacy please see: Privacy Policy Information.
 
What are the benefits of sharing injury information? 
The data provided will contribute to a broader understanding of injury in sports and recreation activities in Canada. This approach reduces the need for paper forms and improves the confidential nature of injury reporting. 

What if I have questions?
If you have any questions, please contact:
Barb Adamson, 780-415-0812,
badamson@sportmedab.ca
 
If you agree to participate, please click “Next”

 
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