Caroline F Finch

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ballarat
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Activity and place - is it necessary both to identify sports and leisure injury cases in ICD-coded data?
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 15:119-21. 2008
  2. pmc Applications of functional data analysis: A systematic review
    Shahid Ullah
    Flinders Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:43. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Increasing incidence of hospitalisation for sport-related concussion in Victoria, Australia
    Caroline F Finch
    Centre for Healthy and Safe Sport, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:427-30. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Fielders and batters are injured too: a prospective cohort study of injuries in junior club cricket
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 13:489-95. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Determining policy-relevant formats for the presentation of falls research evidence
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Victoria 3353, Australia
    Health Policy 93:207-13. 2009
  6. pmc The Preventing Australian Football Injuries with Exercise (PAFIX) Study: a group randomised controlled trial
    C Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Inj Prev 15:e1. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Trends in hospitalised sport/leisure injuries in New South Wales, Australia--implications for the targetting of population-focussed preventive sports medicine efforts
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 14:15-21. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Do inadequacies in ICD-10-AM activity coded data lead to underestimates of the population frequency of sports/leisure injuries?
    C F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Australia
    Inj Prev 14:202-4. 2008
  9. doi request reprint A sports setting matrix for understanding the implementation context for community sport
    C F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Science, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Victoria, 3353, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 44:973-8. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Sport/leisure injury hospitalisation rates--evidence for an excess burden in remote areas
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 12:628-32. 2009

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Activity and place - is it necessary both to identify sports and leisure injury cases in ICD-coded data?
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 15:119-21. 2008
  2. pmc Applications of functional data analysis: A systematic review
    Shahid Ullah
    Flinders Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:43. 2013
    ..Key aspects of FDA include the choice of smoothing technique, data reduction, adjustment for clustering, functional linear modeling and forecasting methods...
  3. ncbi request reprint Increasing incidence of hospitalisation for sport-related concussion in Victoria, Australia
    Caroline F Finch
    Centre for Healthy and Safe Sport, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:427-30. 2013
    ..To describe trends in hospitalisation for sport-related concussion...
  4. doi request reprint Fielders and batters are injured too: a prospective cohort study of injuries in junior club cricket
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 13:489-95. 2010
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Determining policy-relevant formats for the presentation of falls research evidence
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Victoria 3353, Australia
    Health Policy 93:207-13. 2009
    ..This paper describes an iterative, collaborative process undertaken by researchers and falls prevention policy officers to develop such a format for falls prevention intervention evidence...
  6. pmc The Preventing Australian Football Injuries with Exercise (PAFIX) Study: a group randomised controlled trial
    C Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Inj Prev 15:e1. 2009
    ..However, there have been few international studies that have evaluated the effectiveness of such programmes in the real-world context of community sport that have combined epidemiological, behavioural and biomechanical approaches...
  7. doi request reprint Trends in hospitalised sport/leisure injuries in New South Wales, Australia--implications for the targetting of population-focussed preventive sports medicine efforts
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 14:15-21. 2011
    ..Medical/health promotion agencies and sports bodies need to jointly formulate and implement policies to reduce sport/leisure injuries. This is one of the most significant challenges facing sports medicine professionals today...
  8. doi request reprint Do inadequacies in ICD-10-AM activity coded data lead to underestimates of the population frequency of sports/leisure injuries?
    C F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Australia
    Inj Prev 14:202-4. 2008
    ....
  9. doi request reprint A sports setting matrix for understanding the implementation context for community sport
    C F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Science, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Victoria, 3353, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 44:973-8. 2010
    ..The RE-AIM SSM is specific to the community sports setting implementation context and could be used to guide the delivery of future sports safety, and other health promotion, interventions in this area...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sport/leisure injury hospitalisation rates--evidence for an excess burden in remote areas
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 12:628-32. 2009
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint The descriptive epidemiology of sports/leisure-related heat illness hospitalisations in New South Wales, Australia
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 11:48-51. 2008
    ....
  12. doi request reprint The safety attitudes of people who use multi-purpose recreation facilities as a physical activity setting
    Caroline F Finch
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 18:107-12. 2011
    ..Facility managers can be confident that if they provide evidence-based injury prevention interventions in these settings, then users will respond appropriately and adopt the promoted behaviours...
  13. ncbi request reprint Priorities for investment in injury prevention in community Australian football
    Caroline F Finch
    Centre for Healthy and Safe Sport, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia and Department of Physiotherapy, School of Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    Clin J Sport Med 23:430-8. 2013
    ..This article describes the type, nature, and mechanism of injuries in community Australian Football (community AF) players, as collected through field-based monitoring of injury in teams of players...
  14. doi request reprint Could targeted exercise programmes prevent lower limb injury in community Australian football?
    Nadine Andrew
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Sports Med 43:751-63. 2013
    ..Despite this, there has been limited high-quality and systematic evaluation of these data...
  15. pmc What do community football players think about different exercise-training programmes? Implications for the delivery of lower limb injury prevention programmes
    Caroline F Finch
    Centre for Healthy and Safe Sport CHASS and the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention ACRISP, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 48:702-7. 2014
    ..This paper describes the structure of the implemented programmes and compares players' end-of-season views about the programme variants...
  16. doi request reprint Ground hardness and injury in community level Australian football
    Dara M Twomey
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 15:305-10. 2012
    ..To describe the risk and details of injuries associated with ground hardness in community level Australian football (AF)...
  17. doi request reprint Encouraging junior community netball players to learn correct safe landing technique
    Peta E White
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 15:19-24. 2012
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Ensuring implementation success: how should coach injury prevention education be improved if we want coaches to deliver safety programmes during training sessions?
    Peta E White
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 48:402-3. 2014
    ..Future coach education could include role modelling by prominent coaches so that more community-level coaches are aware that this is a behaviour that many coaches can, and do, engage in. ..
  19. doi request reprint Towards a national sports safety strategy: addressing facilitators and barriers towards safety guideline uptake
    Caroline F Finch
    Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, Monash Injury Research Institute, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Inj Prev 17:e4. 2011
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Understanding perceptions of injury risk associated with playing junior cricket
    Peta E White
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Victoria, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 14:115-20. 2011
    ..Coaches need to inform players that fielding injuries can occur anywhere on the ground, and include skills practice accordingly...
  21. doi request reprint Observations of caregiver supervision of children at beaches: identification of factors associated with high supervision
    Lauren A Petrass
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Inj Prev 17:244-9. 2011
    ..To identify independent factors associated with caregiver supervision levels at beaches...
  22. pmc The reach and adoption of a coach-led exercise training programme in community football
    Caroline F Finch
    Australian Centre for Research into Sports Injury and its Prevention ACRISP, Monash Injury Research Institute MIRI, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 48:718-23. 2014
    ..To determine the reach and adoption of a coach-led exercise training programme for lower limb injury prevention...
  23. ncbi request reprint Children's enjoyment of play during school lunchtime breaks: an examination of intraday and interday reliability
    Brendon P Hyndman
    School of Medical Sciences, Discipline of Exercise Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 11:109-17. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the intraday and interday reliability of children's enjoyment of school lunchtime play...
  24. doi request reprint Injury risk associated with ground hardness in junior cricket
    Dara M Twomey
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 15:110-5. 2012
    ..To establish if there is an association between ground hardness and injury risk in junior cricket...
  25. doi request reprint The policies and practices of sports governing bodies in relation to assessing the safety of sports grounds
    Peter Swan
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 12:171-6. 2009
    ..There is also further scope for sports bodies to work closely with insurers to develop ground safety assessment guidelines specific to their sport...
  26. doi request reprint Combining epidemiology and biomechanics in sports injury prevention research: a new approach for selecting suitable controls
    Caroline F Finch
    Accident Research Centre, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Sports Med 41:59-72. 2011
    ..The same considerations for control selection apply to other study designs such as matched cohort studies or case-crossover studies...
  27. doi request reprint Adapting an established measure of supervision for beach settings: is the parent supervision attributes profile questionnaire reliable?
    Lauren A Petrass
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 18:113-7. 2011
    ..All scores on the PSAPQ-BEACH were higher than the PSAPQ, providing evidence that the questionnaire remains reliable after its adaptation to beach settings...
  28. pmc Coding OSICS sports injury diagnoses in epidemiological studies: does the background of the coder matter?
    Caroline F Finch
    Australian Centre for Research into Sports Injury and its Prevention ACRISP, Monash Injury Research Institute MIRI, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 48:552-6. 2014
    ..To compare Orchard Sports Injury Classification System (OSICS-10) sports medicine diagnoses assigned by a clinical and non-clinical coder...
  29. doi request reprint Knowledge about sports-related concussion: is the message getting through to coaches and trainers?
    Peta E White
    Centre for Healthy and Safe Sport, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 48:119-24. 2014
    ..This study aimed to assess whether key messages within these guidelines are reflected in the knowledge of coaches and sports trainers involved in community sport...
  30. doi request reprint Measuring children's self-reported sport participation, risk perception and injury history: development and validation of a survey instrument
    Emma J Siesmaa
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 14:22-6. 2011
    ..Implications for its generalisation to other child sport participants are discussed...
  31. doi request reprint Statistical modelling for falls count data
    Shahid Ullah
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, VIC 3353, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 42:384-92. 2010
    ..The fact that these conclusions apply across four separate datasets from four different samples of older people participating in studies of different methodology, adds strength to this general guiding principle...
  32. ncbi request reprint Lack of caregiver supervision: a contributing factor in Australian unintentional child drowning deaths, 2000-2009
    Lauren A Petrass
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 194:228-31. 2011
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Injury reporting via SMS text messaging in community sport
    Christina L Ekegren
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Inj Prev 20:266-71. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of injury self-reporting via SMS in community Australian football...
  34. doi request reprint The extent to which behavioural and social sciences theories and models are used in sport injury prevention research
    Angela J McGlashan
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Victoria, Australia
    Sports Med 40:841-58. 2010
    ..Appropriate use of BSSTM is critical to provide the theoretical basis to guide these efforts...
  35. ncbi request reprint Predictors of lower extremity injuries at the community level of Australian football
    Belinda J Gabbe
    Trauma and Sports Injury Prevention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin J Sport Med 14:56-63. 2004
    ..To identify risk factors for general lower extremity injury at the community level of Australian football...
  36. ncbi request reprint Developing Australia's first statewide trauma registry: what are the lessons?
    Peter A Cameron
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 74:424-8. 2004
    ..This paper describes the issues faced by VSTORM in developing, implementing and maintaining a statewide trauma registry...
  37. doi request reprint Independent appraiser assessment of the quality, methodological rigour and transparency of the development of the 2008 international consensus statement on concussion in sport
    Peta E White
    Centre for Healthy and Safe Sport, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 48:130-4. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to obtain expert views on the methodological rigour and transparency with which the 2008 ICSCS was developed, as a precursor to the development of the 2012 update...
  38. pmc Linked versus unlinked hospital discharge data on hip fractures for estimating incidence and comorbidity profiles
    Trang Vu
    Injury Research Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria 3800, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:113. 2012
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Level of agreement between field-based data collectors in a large scale injury prevention randomised controlled trial
    Dara M Twomey
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 14:121-5. 2011
    ..There was 100% agreement on whether the player left the field for all injuries. This study found that exercise and sport science students are reliable data collectors in sports injury fieldwork studies...
  40. doi request reprint Parent/Caregiver supervision and child injury: a systematic review of critical dimensions for understanding this relationship
    Lauren Petrass
    School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Fam Community Health 32:123-35. 2009
    ..Future studies should consider attention, proximity, and continuity of supervision to provide a holistic understanding of the relationship between supervision and injury...
  41. ncbi request reprint Is the revised trauma score still useful?
    Belinda J Gabbe
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 73:944-8. 2003
    ..In particular, future research is needed to address these issues in Australian trauma populations...
  42. ncbi request reprint Priorities for reducing the burden of injuries in sport: the example of Australian Football
    Belinda J Gabbe
    Med J Aust 186:321. 2007
  43. ncbi request reprint Australia needs to follow New Zealand's lead on sports injuries
    John W Orchard
    South Sydney Sports Medicine, 111 Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:38-9. 2002
    ..This is in contrast to New Zealand, which has a specific body responsible for managing sports injuries, in a similar way to work injuries and traffic accidents...
  44. ncbi request reprint Incidence of hip fracture in New South Wales: are our efforts having an effect?
    Soufiane Boufous
    University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Med J Aust 180:623-6. 2004
    ..To examine trends in hospital admission for hip fracture in New South Wales between July 1990 and June 2000...
  45. ncbi request reprint Determining the intra- and inter-observer reliability of screening tools used in sports injury research
    Andrew Hayen
    NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 10:201-10. 2007
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Trends in hospitalisation rates for road traffic injuries in child motor vehicle passengers in New South Wales, July 1998--June 2005
    Wei Du
    NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:515-8. 2007
    ..To analyse changes in the incidence of injuries requiring hospitalisation for child passengers in motor vehicle crashes...
  47. ncbi request reprint Priorities for reducing the burden of injuries in sport: the example of Australian football
    Belinda J Gabbe
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 10:273-6. 2007
    ..Active and committed collaboration of key stakeholders such as government health agencies, peak sports bodies, sports administrators, clinicians, researchers, clubs, coaches and the participants themselves will be necessary...
  48. ncbi request reprint A picture of Australia's children
    Caroline F Finch
    Med J Aust 183:223; author reply 223-4. 2005