Assessing and Reporting Dancer Capacities, Risk Factors, and Injuries: Recommendations from the IADMS Standard Measures Consensus Initiative

J Dance Med Sci. 2012 Dec;16(4):139-53.


This technical report of the Standard Measures Consensus Initiative of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) describes the results of the committee’s multi-year effort to synthesize information regarding the tests and measures used in dance-related research, protocols for reporting injuries, and appropriate use of available technologies to aid in standardizing such matters. Specific recommendations are presented, with accompanying rationales, to facilitate consensus among members of the dance medicine and science community. An Executive Summary of this Technical Report, which contains implementation strategies and appendices, should soon be available on the IADMS website.

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy
  • Dancing / standards*
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Primary Prevention / standards*
  • Risk Assessment / standards
  • United States
  • Wounds and Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*