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The implementation effectiveness of the ‘Strengthen your ankle’ smartphone application for the prevention of ankle sprains: design of a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, January 2014
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Title
The implementation effectiveness of the ‘Strengthen your ankle’ smartphone application for the prevention of ankle sprains: design of a randomized controlled trial
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-15-2
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Authors

Miriam Van Reijen, Ingrid I Vriend, Victor Zuidema, Willem van Mechelen, Evert A Verhagen

Abstract

Ankle sprains continue to pose a significant burden to the individual athlete, as well as to society as a whole. However, despite ankle sprains being the single most common sports injury and despite an active approach by various Dutch organisations in implementing preventive measures, large-scale community uptake of these preventive measures, and thus actual prevention of ankle sprains, is lagging well behind. In an attempt to bridge this implementation gap, the Dutch Consumer Safety Institute VeiligheidNL developed a freely available interactive App ('Strenghten your ankle' translated in Dutch as: 'Versterk je enkel; available for iOS and Android) that contains - next to general advice on bracing and taping - a proven cost-effective neuromuscular program. The 'Strengthen your ankle' App has not been evaluated against the 'regular' prevention approach in which the neuromuscular program is advocated through written material. The aim of the current project is to evaluate the implementation value of the 'Strengthen your ankle' App as compared to the usual practice of providing injured athletes with written materials. In addition, as a secondary outcome measure, the cost-effectiveness will be assessed against usual practice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
Spain 3 1%
Unknown 235 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 52 22%
Student > Bachelor 37 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 12%
Researcher 19 8%
Student > Postgraduate 17 7%
Other 47 20%
Unknown 40 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 67 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 45 19%
Sports and Recreations 31 13%
Psychology 10 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 4%
Other 29 12%
Unknown 50 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 January 2016.
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#1,946,361
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Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#427
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#35,559
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#40
of 347 outputs
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