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Sports Injury Research

Evert Verhagen and Willem van Mechelen

Abstract

With the increasing focus on tackling obesity and other lifestyle-related illnesses and conditions, participation in sports and physical activity is growing. The consequences are that injuries and unwanted side-effects of healthy activity are becoming major health problems. Prevention is crucial to health gain, both in the short-term (preventing immediate injury), and in the longer term (reducing the risk of recurrence and prolonged periods of impairment). Prevention follows four main steps: 1) the sports injury problem must be described in incidence and severity; 2) the etiological risk facto ... More

Keywords: sports injury, epidemiology, prevention, methodology, sports medicine, research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199561629
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561629.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Evert Verhagen, editor
Senior Researcher, Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Willem van Mechelen, editor
Professor, Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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