The use of text messaging for injury reporting in sports: A critically appraised topic

Nicole J. Chimera, Monica R. Lininger, Meghan Warren

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Clinical Question: Can text message be used for epidemiologic data collection and accurate injury reporting in recreational and club sport participation? Clinical Bottom Line: Text message may be advantageous for injury surveillance in recreational exercise and club sport participation. This novel method may provide a more complete understanding of injury rates as this tool allows for more immediate recall of injury exposures and incidences. Further, data suggest that injuries are reported more often via text message compared to those reported to health care personnel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-225
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018



  • Injury incidence
  • Physical activity
  • Short message service
  • SMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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