Screening of Athletes: Australian Experience

Brukner, Peter, White, Susan, Shawdon, Anik and Holzer, Karen (2004) Screening of Athletes: Australian Experience. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 14 3: 169-177. doi:10.1097/00042752-200405000-00010


Author Brukner, Peter
White, Susan
Shawdon, Anik
Holzer, Karen
Title Screening of Athletes: Australian Experience
Formatted title
Screening of Athletes: Australian Experience
Journal name Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-642X
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/00042752-200405000-00010
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 14
Issue 3
Start page 169
End page 177
Total pages 9
Place of publication New York
Publisher Raven Press
Language eng
Subject 110604 Sports Medicine
Abstract Objective: To present an overview of medical screening of athletes in Australia Data Sources: Data was obtained from Australian sports physicians involved in elite national and professional programs. Data Synthesis/Methods: The status in Australia of medical screening and in particular the Pre-participation Examination (PPE) was reviewed. Results: The PPE as practised in North America is not performed in Australia. However medical screening of elite national level and professional athletes is widely practised. A variety of screening methods is used. The medical screening protocol recently developed on behalf of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (ACSP) is presented. Conclusions: Medical screening of high performance athletes takes place regularly in Australia. Valuable information may be obtained from this process. The extent of the screening is limited by financial and time constraints. The proposed protocol is a basis for a comprehensive medical screening, but can be adapted depending on the individual and the sport played
Keyword screening
pre-participation examination
elite sport
Q-Index Code C1

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