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Selection criteria for patients with chronic ankle instability in controlled research: a position statement of the International Ankle Consortium

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posted on 26.04.2016, 10:21 authored by Phillip A. Gribble, Eamonn Delahunt, Christopher M. Bleakley, Brian Caulfield, Carrie L. Docherty, Daniel FongDaniel Fong, Francois Fourchet, Jay Hertel, Claire E. Hiller, Thomas W. Kaminski, Patrick O. McKeon, Kathryn M. Refshauge, Philip van der Wees, William Vicenzino, Erik A. Wikstrom
While research on chronic ankle instability (CAI) and awareness of its impact on society and health care systems has grown substantially in the last 2 decades, the inconsistency in participant or patient selection criteria across studies presents a potential obstacle to addressing the problem properly. This major gap within the literature limits the ability to generalize this evidence to the target patient population. Therefore, there is a need to provide standards for patient or participant selection criteria in research focused on CAI with justifications using the best available evidence. The International Ankle Consortium provides this position paper to present and discuss an endorsed set of selection criteria for patients with CAI based on the best available evidence to be used in future research and study designs. These recommendations will enhance the validity of research conducted in this clinical population with the end goal of bringing the research evidence to the clinician and patient.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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JOURNAL OF ATHLETIC TRAINING

Volume

49

Issue

1

Pages

121 - 127 (7)

Citation

GRIBBLE, P.A. ...et al., 2014. Selection criteria for patients with chronic ankle instability in controlled research: a position statement of the International Ankle Consortium. Journal of Athletic Training, 49(1), pp. 121-127.

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© National Athletic Trainers' Association

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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2014

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This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Journal of Athletic Training and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-49.1.14

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1062-6050

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en

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