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dc.contributor.advisorHaswell, Garrick
dc.contributor.authorTuck, Andrew Murray
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-01T11:40:03Z
dc.date.available2012-09-01T22:20:06Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.other331121
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/543
dc.descriptionDissertation submitted in partial compliance with the requirements for the Master’s Degree in Technology: Chiropractic, Durban University of Technology, 2010.en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: Majority of studies to date have focused on injury profiles and types of injuries in rugby, without looking at the risk factors associated and the management of these injuries. It was thus the aim of this study to determine the risk factors and management of rugby injuries in the greater Durban area. Methods: This was a prospective, cross-sectional based study, using a self-administered questionnaire, developed specifically for this research utilizing a focus group and pilot study. The questionnaire details a patient injury history, rugby history, resources, management, coaching and training parameters. Letters of informed consent and the questionnaire were distributed to 300 players / coaches for completion and data was analysed using Pearson’s correlation and t-tests. Results: A response rate of 70% (n=210) was achieved. Selected risk factors were found to be significantly related to current and / or previous injury. New risk factors which did significantly impact injury, were also determined. Conclusion: It is advised that coaches and players take note of significant injury risk factors and management protocols in order to improve player health and decrease injury risk. Further research may look into the factors identified in order to set up better structures in order to prevent further injuries.en_US
dc.format.extent200 pen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectInjuriesen_US
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subjectCross-sectional study'sen_US
dc.subjectRisk factorsen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.subjectSportsen_US
dc.subjectRugbyen_US
dc.subject.lcshChiropracticen_US
dc.subject.lcshRugby football injuries--South Africa--Durbanen_US
dc.subject.lcshRugby football injuries--South Africa--Durban--Preventionen_US
dc.titleAn investigation into the risk factors and management of rugby injuries in the greater Durban areaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnumDUT-002310


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