Knowledge, Attitude & Practice (KAP) for Injury Prevention Strategies Among Football Players in Meghalaya

  • Pooja Chaudhuri HoD & Associate Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya, India.
  • Bashankupar Umyiap BPT, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya, India.
  • Tapi Utung BPT, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya, India.
Keywords: Football Players, Sports Injury, Prevention Strategies, Knowledge, Attitude


Background: Football is a popular sport played worldwide. Being a high-risk sport, it predisposes players to injuries.
Aim: The aim of this study is to analyse knowledge, attitude and practice for injury prevention amongst footballers in Meghalaya along with the analysis of the awareness of the usage of protective gear, diet, training programme and role of physiotherapy in football.
Methods: One hundred and seventy-one respondents participated in the KAP study. An online questionnaire was circulated among football players participating in the Shillong Premier League 2022–23 from May 2022 to June 2022. Questions were linked with demographic data, injury history, knowledge, attitudes and injury prevention practices.
Results: The normality of demographic data was calculated using the Kolmogorov–Smirnov test. The mean age of participants was 20 years. The results showed that footballers have good knowledge regarding injury prevention.
Conclusion: The study concludes that the majority of football players have good knowledge regarding sports injury prevention in terms of protective gear, diet, training programme and the role of physiotherapy in football.

How to cite this article:
Chaudhuri P, Umyiap B, Utung T. Knowledge, Attitude & Practice (KAP) for Injury Prevention Strategies Among Football Players in Meghalaya. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2024;13(2):41-45.



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