Risk factors for acute and overuse sport injuries in Swedish children 11 to 15 years old: What about resistance training with weights?
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, ISSN 0905-7188, E-ISSN 1600-0838, Vol. 26, no 3, 317-323 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
To determine the 1-year self-reported incidence of overuse and traumatic sport injuries and risk factors for injuries in children participating in a summer sports camp representing seven different sports. 4363 children, 11 to 15 years old participating in a summer camp in seven different sports answered a questionnaire. Injury in this cross-sectional study was defined as a sport-related trauma or overload leading to pain and dysfunction preventing the person from participation in training or competition for at least 1 week. A number of risk factors for injury were investigated such as sex, age, number of hours spent on training in general, and on resistance training with weights. Nearly half [49%, 95% confidence interval (CI) 48–51%] of the participants had been injured as a result of participation in a sport during the preceding year, significantly more boys than girls (53%, 95% CI 50–55% vs 46%, 95% CI 43–48%; P < 0.001). Three factors contributed to increased incidence of sport injuries: age, sex, and resistance training with weights. Time spent on resistance training with weights was significantly associated with sport injuries in a logistic regression analysis. In children age 11 to 15 years, the risk of having a sport-related injury increased with age and occurred more often in boys than in girls. Weight training was the only modifiable risk factor that contributed to a significant increase in the incidence of sport injuries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2016. Vol. 26, no 3, 317-323 p.
Sport injuries, adolescents, overuse injury, traumatic injury, sex, resistance training, weight training, children
Sport and Fitness Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125262DOI: 10.1111/sms.12432ISI: 000371247200009PubMedID: 25727791OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-125262DiVA: diva2:904149
Funding agency: County Council of Ostergotland2016-02-182016-02-182016-04-07Bibliographically approved