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Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies$
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I-Min Lee

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195183009

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183009.001.0001

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Physical Activity, Fitness, and Musculoskeletal Injury

Physical Activity, Fitness, and Musculoskeletal Injury

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Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies

Jennifer M. Hootman

Kenneth E. Powell

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the potential adverse events associated with increased activity, focusing on population-based studies of sports and recreation injuries from around the world. Examples from studies of competitive athletes or military recruits are used to illustrate select concepts. The chapter covers the epidemiology of sports- and recreation-related injury. It discusses the dose-response relationship between physical activity and activity-related injuries, focusing on the issues surrounding measurement and definitions used in epidemiologic studies of physical activity and injury.

Keywords:   physical activity, exercise, musculoskeletal system, degenerative joint disease, sports injury, recreation-related injury

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