Prevalence of Sports Injuries in Adolescent Athletes

*, Leleni Sreekaarini and Eapen, Charu and *, Zulfeequer C.P (2014) Prevalence of Sports Injuries in Adolescent Athletes. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 3 (5). pp. 1-5.

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Purpose: Adolescence is the common age for sport involvement and theses athletes are more vulnerable to injury compared to adults. Due to the various factors there is a need to know the prevalence, nature of injuries and the various factors contributing to them in sports like football, hockey, cricket, athletics and basketball are the most common played here. Methods: Athletes in age group of 11-19 years who play competitive sports were recruited from the stadium and athletic training centers over a period of one year. They were observed prospectively to detect the occurrence of injuries, injury rate both previous and new. A structured questionnaire was developed and given to the athletes to note injuries and causes for it. Results: 461 athletes were included in the study. 300 got injured previously and recently. 149 (32.3%) athletes had both previous and recent injuries, 88 (19.1%) had only previous injury and 63 had only recent injury. Boys injured at a more frequency than girls. Lower limb injuries were found to be more common. Various factors like psychological issues, previous injury, ground, BMI were significantly correlated with injury. Conclusion: Prevalence of sports injuries was 65% in this study. Injury risk factors found in this study were male gender, age, psychological and stress related issues, previous injuries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prevalence; Sports injuries; Adolescents; Survey
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 11:23
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2015 11:23

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