I'm doing a spot of research about surfing injuries. Please can you fill in
the questionnaire. I have included the information sheet below if your interested.
http://www.surveymethods.com/EndUser.as ... D98FCED4D9
My name is Adele Panter and I am currently a physiotherapy student at
Sheffield Hallam University. I would like to invite you to participate in a
research study to explore the overuse injuries in the surfing community.
Before you decide, it is important for you to understand why the research is
being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following
information carefully. Talk to others about the study if you wish.
Surfing is often overlooked by academics completing rese arch in the area of
sport, yet it is one of the largest growing sports worldwide. This research
is looking at the nature of ‘overuse’ injuries. The term ‘overuse’ is used
to describe injuries that appear over time. For example, its takes you half
an hour of hard paddling to get out back, by which time your shoulder is
hurting. This pain prevents you surfing for a few days.
The completion of the questionnaire will only take five minutes of your
time. If you decide to take part in this research, your anonymous
information will be used to establish the patterns of injuries in surfers.
All information will be kept entirely confidential. Questionnaires/data
sheets will be destroyed one year after completion of the study. No
individual will be identifiable in the report. If you have included your
name and contact details on the questionnaire, these will be kept in a
password protected database separate from your questionnaire data.