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Increasing mouthguards usage among junior rugby and basketball players.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11494994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a Western Australian mouthguard promotion campaign, launched at the start of the 1997/98 junior rugby union and junior basketball seasons, aimed at increasing mouthguard usage at competition and training. METHOD: A quasi-experimental field design was used to assess the impact of the mouthguard campaign on behavioural change. Observational data were collected pre- and post-campaign on mouthguard usage by players present at a rugby and basketball competition event and at a training session. Junior Australian Rules Football players were used as a control group. RESULTS: Pre-post observational surveys showed a significantly greater increase in mouthguard usage in competition games among rugby union (77% to 84%) and basketball players (23% to 43%) compared with the control group (72% to 73%). All codes showed a post-campaign increase in mouthguard usage at training, but the intervention codes' increases were greater than the control's increase (rugby union: 29% to 40%; basketball: 11% to 36%; football: 34% to 40%). CONCLUSIONS: The campaign had a significant and substantial effect on behaviour and provides evidence of the benefits of leveraging a sponsorship to modify the behaviour of the target group. IMPLICATIONS: This campaign provides a model for promoting mouthguard usage in other sports among junior players.
Authors:
G Jalleh; R J Donovan; J Clarkson; K March; M Foster; B Giles-Corti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of public health     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1326-0200     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Public Health     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-09     Completed Date:  2001-08-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9611095     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Public Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia. g.jalleh@cc.curtin.edu.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
Basketball*
Child
Football*
Health Promotion / organization & administration*
Humans
Male
Mouth Protectors / utilization*
Persuasive Communication
Program Evaluation
Western Australia

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