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An investigation into the risk factors and management of rugby injuries in the greater Durban area

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dc.contributor.advisor Haswell, Garrick
dc.contributor.author Tuck, Andrew Murray
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-01T11:40:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-01T22:20:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other 331121
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/543
dc.description Dissertation submitted in partial compliance with the requirements for the Master’s Degree in Technology: Chiropractic, Durban University of Technology, 2010. en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective: 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.extent 200 p en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Injuries en_US
dc.subject Questionnaires en_US
dc.subject Cross-sectional study's en_US
dc.subject Risk factors en_US
dc.subject Management en_US
dc.subject Sports en_US
dc.subject Rugby en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chiropractic en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rugby football injuries--South Africa--Durban en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rugby football injuries--South Africa--Durban--Prevention en_US
dc.title An investigation into the risk factors and management of rugby injuries in the greater Durban area en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-002310


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