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Volume of physical activity and injury occurrence in young basketball players

Gianoudis, Jenny, Webster, Kate E. and Cook, Jill 2008, Volume of physical activity and injury occurrence in young basketball players, Journal of sports science and medicine, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 139-143.

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Title Volume of physical activity and injury occurrence in young basketball players
Author(s) Gianoudis, Jenny
Webster, Kate E.
Cook, Jill
Journal name Journal of sports science and medicine
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Start page 139
End page 143
Publisher Uludag University
Place of publication Bursa, Turkey
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1303-2968
Keyword(s) adolescent
sport injury
overuse
workload
Summary Participation in organised, competitive physical activity by young athletes is increasing rapidly. This is concurrent with an increase in sporting injuries in the young population. This pilot study aimed to compare the weekly volume and types of physical activity in young basketball players injured and not injured during the season. Detailed physical activity and injury data were prospectively collected in 46 school-level basketball players aged 14 to 18 years. Participants completed physical activity logs which documented the type of physical activity undertaken, what the activity consisted of (i.e. training, competition) and the level at which it was played on a daily basis. Allied health staff completed a weekly injury form. Results showed that injured and uninjured athletes participated in a similar volume of total weekly physical activity over the season. However, injured athletes (p = 0.04) and athletes who specifically sustained overuse injuries (p = 0.01) participated in a greater amount of basketball refereeing than uninjured athletes. Based on these findings it was concluded that greater participation in running-type physical activity such as refereeing, as an addition to training and competition, may predispose the young basketball player to increased injury risk. Future research using larger sample sizes are required to further investigate the role of participation volume and type on injury occurrence in adolescent athletes.
Language eng
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Uludag University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017475

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Collections: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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