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Citation

Kollock RO, Lyons M, Sanders G, Hale D. Ind. Health 2018; ePub(ePub): ePub.

Affiliation

Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences, The University of Tulsa, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, National Institute of Industrial Health, Japan)

DOI

10.2486/indhealth.2018-0086

PMID

30393251

Abstract

Injures are common in workers engaged in tactical occupations. Research suggests that the functional movement screen (FMS) may provide practitioners the ability to identify tactical athletes most at risk for injury. However, there exists controversy as to the effectiveness of the FMS as a tool for classifying injury risk. The purpose of the meta-analysis was to determine the predictive value of the FMS in determining injury risk in workers engaged in tactical occupations. We searched MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection (EBSCO), PubMed and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Technical Information Center databases for articles published between January 2007 and April 2017. Ten studies met the inclusion criteria. Multiple random-effects model meta-analyses were conducted, with an odds ratio as the effects metric. FMS cut-off score, occupation, injury type and sex were used as moderators for the analyses. The odds of injury were greatest for tactical athletes with FMS scores ≤14. Personnel scoring ≤14 had almost 2 times the odds of injury as compared to those scoring >14. However, the magnitude of the effects were small; thus the relationship between FMS cut scores and injury prediction does not support its use as a sole predictor of injury.


Language: en

Keywords

Firefighters; Military medicine; Military personnel; Occupational medicine; Preventive medicine

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