Table 3

A summary of modifications of the survey items with low kappa values (<0.6) in the Sinhala version of the Juniors Enjoying Cricket Safely (JECS)-SL questionnaire

Survey item% agreementKappa value*Survey item – Sinhala
Before modificationModification descriptionAfter modification
Q15. How much chance of getting injured do you think you have when playing cricket?79.20.45Tng isf;k wdldrhg l%slÜ l%Svd lsÍfï§ Tn wk;=rlg m;aùug we;s bvlv fldmuKo@Restructured the question by removing the first part and making it concise and easy to read without affecting the meaningl%slÜ l%Svd lrk úg Tng wk;=rla isÿ ùug we;s bvlv fldmuKo@
Q16. How much chance do you think a person has of getting hurt/injured doing the activities listed below?
  • Elle† (traditional local sport)

70.80.59t,af,a l%Svd lsÍfï§Elle† is the technical term use for the traditional local sport and the response has no other components to modify. It has moderate agreement and therefore, not modifiedt,af,a l%Svd lsÍfï§
Q17. How much chance do you think a person playing (cricket) in the positions below has of being injured?
  • A fast bowler or medium pace bowler

750.6fõ. mkaÿ fyda uofõ. mkaÿ hjkafkl= mkaÿ heùfï§ wk;=rlgThe phrase ‘medium pace bowler’ was removed. For junior cricketers this may cause some confusion with ‘pace bowlers’.fõ. mkaÿ hjkafkl= mkaÿ heùfï§ wk;=rlg
  • A wicket keeper is not wearing a helmet while wicket keeping facing a spin bowler

79.20.32lvq¨ rlskakd ysia wdjrKhla rys;j oÕ mkaÿ hjkafkl= i|yd lvq¨ /lSfï§ wk;=rlgThe Sinhala terms used to explain ‘wearing’ and ‘not wearing’ sound very similar in pronunciation (wearing = —Sahitha”; not wearing = “Rahitha”). These were changed to more simple and differently sounding words (wearing = “paladagena”; not wearing = “nodama”).lvq¨ rlskakd ysia wdjrKhla fkdoud oÕ mkaÿ hjkafkl= i|yd lvq¨ /lSfï§ wk;=rlg
  • A wicket keeper wearing a helmet while wicket keeping facing a fast bowler

91.70.48lvq¨ rlskakd ysia wdjrKhla iys;j fõ. mkaÿ hjkafkl= i|yd lvq¨ /lSfï§ wk;=rlgSimilar modification as above for the wicket keeping scenario. (These changes were made in other two wicket keeping scenarios, which had kappa values of >0.6).lvq¨ rlskakd ysia wdjrKhla me<|f.k fõ. mkaÿ hjkafkl= i|yd lvq¨ /lSfï§ wk;=rlg
  • Fielding in the outfield (at boundary line)

83.30.59msg; iSud m%foaYfha mkaÿ rlskafkl= ^4 iSudj m%foaYfha§& mkaÿ /lSfï§ wk;=rlgThe first part of the response (outer area) was removed as it does not exactly mean the boundary area.y;r iSudj m%foaYfha mkaÿ /lSfï§ wk;=rlg
  • Fielding in close to a batter (within 15 yards)

83.30.39ms;slreg wdikakfha mkaÿ rlskafkl= ^hdr 15 iSudj m%foaYfha§& mkaÿ /lSfï§ wk;=rlgRestructured the question by combining the section within the brackets to make it more clear sentence without affecting the meaninghdr 15 iSudj we;=,; ms;slreg wdikakfha mkaÿ rlskafkl= mkaÿ /lSfï§ wk;=rlg
Q19. How much chance do you think there is of getting injured in the following situations in cricket?
  • Playing on hard ground (mainly dirt, not much grass)

83.30.45fmdf<dj ;o msáhl ^;Kfld< wvq fndr¿ msáhl& l%Svd lsÍfï§ wk;=rlg‘Hard ground’ and a ground with ‘not much grass’ may give different meanings. Therefore the section within the brackets removed (mainly dirt, not much grass)fmdf<dj ;o msáhl l%Svd lsÍfï§ wk;=rlg
  • *Weighted kappa values.

  • †Bat and ball type local sport in Sri Lanka.