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Table 1 Needs assessment towards an injury preventive intervention in volleyball

From: The prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in volleyball: the systematic development of an intervention and its feasibility

Current and future injury prevention behaviour
 ▪ 30% of the respondents mentioned that there was no attention given to injury prevention in their clubs.
 ▪ 55% of the respondents indicated that their knowledge and capacities towards injury prevention was insufficient.
 ▪ 95% of the respondents stated that any attention for injury prevention should be given within the warm-up prior a volleyball activity.
Needs and support for an injury preventive intervention
 ▪ 95% of the respondents indicated that the intervention was needed for both young and adult recreational volleyball players.
Characteristics of an injury preventive intervention
 ▪ 92% of the respondents mentioned that the intervention for young and adult recreational volleyball players should be embedded within the warm-up prior a volleyball activity (training or match).
 ▪ 25%, 44% and 22% indicated that they were likely to use the intervention once, twice and three times a week, respectively.
 ▪ 43% and 36% of the respondents stated that they were likely to spend each time 10 and 15 min, respectively, to the intervention.
Strategies to deliver an injury preventive intervention
 ▪ Two-third of the respondents indicated that the intervention needed to be delivered through an application for smartphone/tablet and website.
 ▪ The majority of the respondents stated that the content of the intervention should be principally with videos by a trainer/coach (62%), a physical therapist (55%) or an elite volleyball player (52%).