Is sports safety policy being translated into practice: What can be learnt from the Australian Rugby Union Mayday Procedure? Poulos, Roslyn en_US Donaldson, Alex en_US 2021-11-25T12:25:19Z 2021-11-25T12:25:19Z 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Aim To investigate the level of translation of the Australian Rugby Union “Mayday” safety procedure into practice among community rugby union coaches in New South Wales (Australia). Methods All registered coaches of senior community rugby union teams in five zones/associations in the north eastern region of the state were invited to complete a short online questionnaire at the end of the 2010 rugby season. The questionnaire was designed around the five RE-AIM dimensions and assessed: Reach, perceived Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance of the Mayday procedure. Results Seventy (39%) coaches participated. There was a high level of awareness of the Mayday procedure, and most coaches believed it was effective in preventing injuries. The majority reported training their players in the procedure, although training was generally infrequent. Coaches were confident that their own players could implement the procedure appropriately if required to do so, but less confident that other teams or referees could do so. Barriers to providing training included: not enough players at training; players not taking training seriously; and technical difficulties (e.g. verbalisation of instructions for physical tasks). Conclusion The findings suggest that the translation of the Mayday ‘policy’ could be improved by building individual coach, and club or zone organisational capacity by: ensuring coaches have the resources and skills in ‘how’ to train their players to complement their existing knowledge on ‘what’ to train them; setting expectations that encourage coaches to provide regular training for players; and regular monitoring of player competency to perform the procedure appropriately. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0306-3674 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other neck injury en_US
dc.subject.other policy en_US
dc.subject.other translation en_US
dc.subject.other accident prevention en_US
dc.title Is sports safety policy being translated into practice: What can be learnt from the Australian Rugby Union Mayday Procedure? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
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unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 8 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal British Journal of Sports Medicine en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 585-590 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 46 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Poulos, Roslyn, Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Donaldson, Alex, Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia en_US School of Population Health *
unsw.subject.fieldofresearchcode 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified en_US
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