Journal article

Do riders who wear an air jacket in equestrian eventing have reduced injury risk in falls? A retrospective data analysis

Lindsay E Nylund, Peter J Sinclair, Peta L Hitchens, Stephen Cobley

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between air jacket usage and rider injury severity in equestrian eventing competition falls world-wide. DESIGN: Retrospective data analysis. METHODS: An analysis was conducted on Fédération Equestre Internationale data for 1819 riders who fell wearing an air jacket and 1486 riders who fell while not wearing an air jacket from 2015 to 2017. Injury data were categorised as either 'no/slight injury' or 'serious/fatal injury'. A chi-square test determined whether an association was present between injury severity category and air jacket usage and binary logistic regression determined the effect size of this association. RESULTS: As a result of falls, 32..

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