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Sports Injury Research

Sports Injury Research
Our Price: €52.00
ISBN/EAN: 9780199561629
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Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pub. Date: December 3 2009
Author: VERHAGEN
Format: Paperback
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Written by leaders in the field of sports injury research
Combines theoretical knowledge with practical examples, to assist the reader in placing theoretical knowledge in the right perspective
With the increasing focus on tackling obesity and other lifestyle-related illnesses and conditions, participation in sports and physical activity is growing. The consequences are that injuries and unwanted side-effects of healthy activity are becoming major health problems. Prevention is crucial to health gain, both in the short-term (preventing immediate injury), and in the longer term (reducing the risk of recurrence and prolonged periods of impairment). Prevention follows 4 main steps: 1) the sports injury problem must be described in incidence and severity, 2) the etiological risk factors and mechanisms underlying the occurrence of injury are identified, 3) preventive methods that are likely to work can be developed and introduced, and 4) the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of such measures are evaluated.
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