background: The necessity of screening athletes before the competition season to identify those at risk of injury is of great importance. Three-person basketball is a type of team-neighborhood sport whose injuries should be taken into consideration. The present study aims to investigate the role of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) test in predicting sports injuries in three-person basketball athletes.
Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted on a total of 50 male athletes (22 athletes with injuries and 28 athletes without injuries) with an average age of 25.58±3.83, weight of 76.64±6.23, and height of 184.18±6.55. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to investigate the factors related to injury. SPSS software was used for data analysis, with a significance level of p<0.05.
results:The results of the multiple logistic regression model showed that there was a strong association between FMS functional screening test and injury. So that, the risk of injury decreased significantly with increasing FMS functional screening tests (P-value<0.05). The adjusted OR of FMS functional screening test was 0.673.
Conclusion: The results indicate that in team-neighborhood sports as well as in championship sports, the FMS test can be used to identify athletes who are more prone to injury. It is suggested that coaches and athletes use FMS tests in neighborhood disciplines such as three-person basketball to predict and develop more targeted sports injury prevention programs.