The perceived benefits of the Maties Injury Programme among students
Objective: To investigate how athletes attending the Maties Injury Programme (MIP) at Stellenbosch University perceived the service, and to highlight areas they believed could be improved.
Participants: Thirty athletes representing Stellenbosch University attended the MIP following injury in May 2014.
Methods: A questionnaire-based service evaluation to assess patients’ perceptions of the MIP.
Results: Ninety-three percent of participants indicated that they benefited from attending the injury clinic. Across all domains in the questionnaire patients reported high levels of satisfaction with the MIP. Four participants made suggestions for improvement, which have been considered.
Conclusions: The theoretical benefits of providing a specialised sports injury assessment as part of the Campus Health Services for athletes at Stellenbosch University have been supported by the encouraging responses of patients. Incorporating sports injury programmes into campus health services at more universities should be considered.
Keywords: service survey, high performance programme, injury clinic