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dc.contributor.authorKaplan, Yonatan
dc.contributor.authorMyklebust, Grethe
dc.contributor.authorNyska, Meir
dc.contributor.authorPalmanovich, Ezequiel
dc.contributor.authorVictor, Jan
dc.contributor.authorWitvrouw, Erik
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-19T09:01:13Z
dc.date.available2014-03-19T09:01:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-01
dc.identifier.citationClinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 2013, 23, 39-44nb_NO
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/192632
dc.descriptionI Brage finner du siste tekst-versjon av artikkelen, og den kan inneholde ubetydelige forskjeller fra forlagets pdf-versjon. Forlagets pdf-versjon finner du på http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0b013e3182694870 / In Brage you'll find the final text version of the article, and it may contain insignificant differences from the journal's pdf version. The original publication is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0b013e3182694870nb_NO
dc.description.abstractObjective: To characterize the epidemiology of injuries in post–high school male and female athletes in the rapidly growing international sport of contact flag football. Design: Prospective injury-observational study. Setting: Kraft Stadium, Jerusalem, Israel. Participants: A total of 1492 players, consisting of men (n = 1252, mean age, 20.49 ± 5.11) and women (n = 240, mean age, 21.32 ± 8.95 years), participated in 1028 games over a 2-season period (2007-2009). Main Outcome Measures: All time-loss injuries sustained in game sessions were recorded by the off-the-field medical personnel and followed up by a more detailed phone injury surveillance questionnaire. Results: One hundred sixty-three injuries were reported, comprising 1 533 776 athletic exposures (AEs). The incidence rate was 0.11 [95% confidence interval (CI), 0.09-0.12] per 1000 AEs, and incidence proportion was 10.66% (95% CI, 9.10-12.22). Seventy-six percent of the injuries were extrinsic in nature. Thirty percent of the injuries were to the fingers, thumb, and wrist, 17% to the knee, 17% to the head/face, 13% to the ankle, and 11% to the shoulder. Conclusions: Contact flag football results in a significant amount of moderate to severe injuries. These data may be used in the development of a formal American flag football injury database and in the development and implementation of a high-quality, randomized, prospective injury prevention study. This study should include the enforcement of the no-pocket rule, appropriate headgear, self-fitting mouth guards, the use of ankle braces, and changing the blocking rules of the game.nb_NO
dc.language.isoengnb_NO
dc.publisherLWWnb_NO
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Samfunnsvitenskapelige idrettsfag: 330::Andre idrettsfag: 339nb_NO
dc.titleThe Epidemiology of Injuries in Contact Flag Footballnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalClinical Journal of Sport Medicinenb_NO
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/JSM.0b013e3182694870
dc.description.localcodeSeksjon for idrettsmedisinske fag / Department of Sport Sciencesnb_NO


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