Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
10/08/2007
Date assigned
12/09/2007
Last edited
23/07/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Ms Kati Pasanen

ORCID ID

Contact details

The UKK Institute
PO Box 30
Tampere
FIN-33501
Finland
kati.pasanen@uta.fi

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

LiVE (Liikuntavammojen Valtakunnallinen Ehkäisyohjelma [The National Sports Injury Prevention Programme])

Study hypothesis

Floorball is a sport that often results in injuries, the knee and ankle being the most common injured sites. Our hypotheses are that we can reduce incidence of traumatic non-contact ankle and knee ligament injuries by 50% by using specific neuromuscular training program.

Ethics approval

Approved by the Ethics Committee of Pirkanmaa Hospital District on the 4th May 2004 (ref [ETL-code]: R04072)

Study design

Randomised controlled trial.

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Condition

Prevention of injuries

Intervention

This study was carried out during the competition season 2005-2006. Teams were the units of randomisation. Teams were randomly assigned to two groups (stratified randomisation): intervention group (14 teams) and control group (14 teams).

The intervention group participated in the injury prevention programme. The programme incuded neuromuscular warm-up exercises (e.g. running technique, balance board, plyometric and motor control training). The intervention group performed neuromuscular warm-up exercises before floorball training (1-3 times per week, 20-30 min at a time).

The control group kept on training as before.

The follow-up period was 6 months (from September to February). Players of both groups went through the tests of balance, agility and power before and after follow-up period. The practice and game hours of floorball were recorded on an exercise diary. All injuries were registered with a structured questionnaire and verified by a physician.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Incidence of non-contact knee and ankle ligament injuries that occurred during floorball

Secondary outcome measures

1. Incidence of other traumatic and overuse injuries that occurred during floorball
2. Players test scores on balance, agility and power before and after the follow-up period

Overall trial start date

01/04/2005

Overall trial end date

28/02/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Participants were recruited from 28 Finnish floorball teams from Elite league, First division and Second division. All active (licenced) female floorball players from participating teams were eligible. Final participation was based on the informed consent of each player.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Female

Target number of participants

457

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/04/2005

Recruitment end date

28/02/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Finland

Trial participating centre

The UKK Institute
Tampere
FIN-33501
Finland

Sponsor information

Organisation

The Urho Kaleva Kekkonen (UKK) Institute for Health Promotion Research (Finland)

Sponsor details

PO Box 30
Tampere
FIN-33501
Finland

Sponsor type

Research organisation

Website

http://www.ukkinstituutti.fi/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

The Finnish Ministry of Education (Finland)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

The Medical Research Fund of Tampere University Hospital (Finland)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

1. 2008 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18583331
2. 2009 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19622526

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Hardarson T, Hanson C, Lundin K, Hillensjö T, Nilsson L, Stevic J, Reismer E, Borg K, Wikland M, Bergh C, Preimplantation genetic screening in women of advanced maternal age caused a decrease in clinical pregnancy rate: a randomized controlled trial., Hum. Reprod., 2008, 23, 12, 2806-2812, doi: 10.1093/humrep/den217.

  2. Results

    Pasanen K, Parkkari J, Pasanen M, Kannus P, Effect of a neuromuscular warm-up programme on muscle power, balance, speed and agility: a randomised controlled study., Br J Sports Med, 2009, 43, 13, 1073-1078, doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2009.061747.

Additional files

Editorial Notes