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

Phillip A. Gribble, Eamonn Delahunt, Chris Bleakley, Brian Caulfield, Carrie Docherty, François Fourchet, Daniel Tik Pui Fong, Jay Hertel, Claire Hiller, Thomas Kaminski, Patrick McKeon, Kathryn Refshauge, Philip Van Der Wees, Bill Vincenzino, Erik Wikstrom

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Abstract

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/patient selection criteria across studies presents a potential obstacle to addressing the problem properly. This major gap within the literature limits the ability to generalise this evidence to the target patient population. Therefore, there is a need to provide standards for patient/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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1014-1018
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume48
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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