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EXS 209 | Barnes Guided Literature Search An evidence-based practitioner needs to be capable of asking quality research questions & locating the evidence to answer those questions. To help you develop this skill you will complete a guided literature search. This assignment will help you develop the skills you will need for finding different peer-reviewed sources of evidence as well as your final project. Use the case studies (and corresponding research questions) below to locate specific types of evidence utilizing basic and advanced search strategies. For each case study, describe your search following the example templates provided in lecture and provide an APA reference for each specific type of evidence you are required to find. Case Study 1: ACL Injury Prevention in Female Athletes Will is a university strength and conditioning coach. Overall, Will is accountable for managing the strength and conditioning programs of 150 athletes. The teams have been successful, winning a combined 17 conference championships over the past 5 years. Will has a great working relationship with the entire sports medicine staff, the coaches, and the team. He is always searching for ways to gain an edge, collaborating with the athletic trainers, coaches, and athletes. During the past 5 years, the women’s basketball team has sustained seven noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries during games and practices. Will plans to approach the head women’s basketball coach with an intervention he has been discussing with the athletic training staff. His goal is to implement the intervention strategy during the next year to reduce injury risk. Although the head women’s basketball coach is typically supportive, it may be necessary to reduce practice time to implement the new intervention due to contact time regulations. Thus, it will be important for Will to address the coach with evidence supporting the intervention. How strong is the evidence supporting ACL prevention programs in female basketball players? Background Jumping and landing are fundamental human movements associated with performance in most sports and are common in basketball; they are also occupationally hazardous movements, particularly for female athletes. Although relatively simple, jumping and landing from a jump involve precise coordination of multiple muscle groups. Poor hamstring muscle strength (Hewett et al., 2010) or uncoordinated activation of quadriceps and hamstring muscles may increase risk for lower extremity injuries (Hewett, Zazulak, Myer, & Ford, 2005). In fact, poor coordination of quadriceps and hamstring muscles upon landing from a jump has been implicated as a key factor (Hewett, Myer, & Ford, 2006) contributing to the four to six times greater incidence of ACL injuries in female athletes. In a closed chain (i.e., when the foot is in contact with the ground), the hamstring muscle group acts as an agonist to the ACL, preventing anterior translation of the tibia on the femur. Conversely, in a closed chain the muscle
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