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The need to tackle concussion in Australian football codes


Gilbert, F and Partridge, B, The need to tackle concussion in Australian football codes, Medical Journal of Australia, 196, (9) pp. 561-563. ISSN 0025-729X (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5694/mja11.11218


Postmortem evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of American National Football League players who suffered concussions while playing have intensified concerns about the risks of concussion in sport.1 Concussions are frequently sustained by amateur and professional players of Australia’s three most popular football codes (Australian football, rugby league, and rugby union) and, to a lesser extent, other contact sports such as soccer. This raises major concerns about possible long-term neurological damage,2-4 cognitive impairment and mental health problems5 in players of these sports.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Bioethics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Gilbert, F (Dr Frederic Gilbert)
ID Code:77942
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2012-06-05
Last Modified:2017-11-15
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