The quality of research in sports journals.

C Bleakley, D MacAuley

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    OBJECTIVE: To examine the evidence base of sports medicine research. METHODS: A sample of four major journals that present core research in sport and exercise medicine (British Journal of Sports Medicine, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, and Physical Therapy) was examined using assessment criteria taken from the READER method. RESULTS: Randomised controlled trials comprised 10% or less of all original research articles. Observational/descriptive studies were the most commonly published study design. There was a highly significant difference (p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)124-5
    JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2002


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