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Health amongst former rugby union players: A cross-sectional study of morbidity and health-related quality of life

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In the general population, physical activity is associated with improved health outcomes. However, long-term sports participation may be associated with adverse outcomes, particularly at the elite level. The aims of this study were to assess morbidity and health-related quality of life (HrQoL) amongst former rugby players, compared to an age-standardised general population sample. A cross-sectional study of former elite, male, rugby players (n = 259) was undertaken, and standardised morbidity...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/s41598-017-12130-y

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Lady Margaret Hall
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
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7
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1
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11786
Publication date:
2017-09-28
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2017-08-21
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2045-2322
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pubs:730886
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uri:c8c85484-1f8a-437d-a6b4-3c3d3481d871
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uuid:c8c85484-1f8a-437d-a6b4-3c3d3481d871
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