Journal article

Are squash players protecting their eyes?

RM Eime, CF Finch, CA Sherman, AP Garnham

Injury Prevention | Published : 2002

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine factors associated with adult squash players' protective eyewear behaviours. METHODS: A survey of 303 players (aged >or =18 years) was conducted at three squash venues in Melbourne, Australia over a three week period in June 2000 to obtain information about protective eyewear use. RESULTS: Of 303 participants the response rate was 98.1%; 66.1% were males, with a mean age of 40.5 years. The majority (68.4%) had played squash for 10 years or more. Although 18.8% of players reported using protective eyewear, only 8.9% reported wearing approved eyewear. Both age group (p<0.05) and years of squash experience (p<0.01) were significantly associated with any eyewear use. The ..

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