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Kaitiaki's perspectives of adolescent rehabilitation from ACL injuries

5 months
Approved budget:
Mr Mark Alexander
Associate Professor Gisela Sole
Health issue:
Physical activity/exercise
Proposal type:
Māori Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
New Zealand has the third-highest annual incidence rate of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and increasing injuries and ACL reconstructions in our adolescents. Sports with high ACL injury risk are rugby, league and netball, and collectively these sports have high Māori and Pacifika participation (~ 40-45%) This project will explore Kaitiaki’s (caregiver’s) perspectives of adolescent’s rehabilitation from Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries and how rehabilitation could be improved.