The World ParaVolley Injury and Illness Surveillance Program (WPVIISP) is a long-term project designed to learn about injuries and illnesses that occur among World ParaVolley athletes during events.
“To reinforce safety in the practice of sports, a mechanism should be established in each Parasport International Federation to allow for collecting data with regard to injuries sustained during training or competition. When identifiable, such data should be collected with the consent of those concerned and be treated confidentially in accordance with recognized ethical principles of research.” (IPC Medical Code)
The information for the Injury Surveillance Program will be collected during World ParaVolley competitions. It aims to provide:
1. information about the nature of injuries in sitting volleyball and beach paravolley,
2. directions for injury prevention, and;
3. monitoring of changes in injury patterns over time to assess the effects of any injury prevention strategies.