English | ISBN: 1405173645 | 2009 | 536 pages | PDF | 3 MB
This new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series,published under the auspices of the International OlympicCommittee, provides a state-of-the- art account of the epidemiologyof injury across a broad spectrum of Olympic sports. The book usesthe public health model in describing the scope of the injuryproblem, the associated risk factors, and in evaluating the currentresearch on injury prevention strategies described in theliterature.
comprehensivelycovers what is known about the distribution and determinants ofinjury and injury rates in each sport. The editors and contributorshave taken an evidence-based approach and adopted a uniformmethodology to assess the data available. Each chapter isillustrated with tables which make it easy to examine injuryfactors between studies within a sport and between sports.
With contributions from internationally renowned experts, thisis an invaluable reference book for medical doctors, physicaltherapists and athletic trainers who serve athletes and sportsteams, and for sports medicine scientists and healthcareprofessionals who are interested in the epidemiological study ofinjury in sports.