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Science of flooball: a systematic review
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Sport Sciences Center. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
2014 (English)In: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, ISSN 1179-1543, E-ISSN 1179-1543, Vol. 2014, no 5, 249-255 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]


The purpose of this study was to comprehensively review the scientific research on floorball at the competitive and recreational levels according to field of study.


Full articles containing original data on floorball that had been published in English in peer-reviewed journals were considered for inclusion.


Of 75 articles screened, 19 were included in this systematic review. One article each was identified in the fields of sports management and sports psychology, and the remaining 17 articles were in the field of sports medicine. Injury epidemiology in floorball players was the most thoroughly examined topic of research. To date, no research has been performed on the incidence of floorball-related injury, or any aspect of the sport, in children and adolescents.


Collaborative research among sports science disciplines is needed to identify strategies to reduce the incidence of injury and enhance the performance of licensed floorball players. Despite the increasing popularity of floorball in recent years, surprisingly little research has examined this sport.

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2014. Vol. 2014, no 5, 249-255 p.
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floorball, unihockey, review
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96552DOI: 10.2147/OAJSM.S60490OAI: diva2:765220
Available from: 2014-11-21 Created: 2014-11-21 Last updated: 2016-06-01Bibliographically approved

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