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Katherine Rae

Project Title:
Coding of Sports Medicine Diagnoses: A comparison of the Orchard Sports Injury Classification System (OSICS) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-AM)

IRMRC Supervisor:
Prof Caroline Finch

Other Supervisor(s):
A/Prof Helena Britt, Director, AIHW General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney

School of Enrolment:
Australasian College of Sports Physicians

Project Summary:
This study is a comparison of two coding systems in current use in medical surveillance studies to determine whether either is useful in the coding of sports medicine diagnoses for the purpose of sports injury research. It will aim to determine which is better for use in the sports injury setting and how both can be improved for future use.


Maria Romiti

 Project Title:
The Junior Australian Football Safety Study

IRMRC Supervisor:
Prof Caroline Finch (major-supervisor)

Other Supervisor(s):
Dr Andrew McIntosh, School of Safety Science (co-supervisor)

School of Enrolment :
School of Safety Science

Project Summary:
This study aims to establish the incidence of injury and types of injuries sustained by junior football players. The factors associated with such injuries such as rates of injury, age group of participants, type of games or practice and current injury prevention practices.

During the 2004 season, players from U9 to U18 will be studies prospectively. Clubs and teams will be recruited both in Victoria and in NSW. Participation data and injury surveillance information will be collected for the full season.




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