Journal article

Epidemiology of elite sprint kayak injuries: A 3-year prospective study

Liam A Toohey, Michael K Drew, Nicola Bullock, Britt Caling, Lauren V Fortington, Caroline F Finch, Jill L Cook

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


OBJECTIVES: To analyse the characteristics of injuries sustained by elite sprint kayak athletes, to investigate relationships between initial and subsequent injuries, and to examine injury differences between male and female athletes. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. METHODS: Data from 63 athletes (37 male, 26 female) of the Australian national sprint kayak squad were prospectively collected over three continuous years (September 2014-August 2017). All medical attention injuries were recorded irrespective of time-loss and modality of training. Descriptive analyses were performed, and frequency comparisons across genders assessed with chi squared tests. RESULTS: Forty-nine athletes (78..

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Awarded by NHMRC practitioner fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship awarded to author LT for support during his PhD.Prof Cook is supported by a NHMRC practitioner fellowship (no. 1058493)LVF and CFF are part of the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP). ACRISP is one of the International Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).