Profile of Rugby Injuries in High School Zimbabwean Adolescents
Matthew Chiwaridzo, Yemurai Masunzambwa, Nirmala Naidoo, Farayi Kaseke, Jermaine Dambi and Takura Matare
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 28, 2015
Background: Rugby is a popular sport played in many countries worldwide. There has been recent growing interest for the sport in Zimbabwe especially among adolescents. However, no study has been done to document the profile of rugby-related injuries among Zimbabwean adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 years. The goal of the present study is to describe the injuries sustained by adolescent males during the 2014 high school rugby season. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted involv...
Postural Dual Task Performance during Anti-Saccades in Healthy Children
Layla Ajrezo, Sylvette Wiener-Vacher and Maria Pia Bucci
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 21, 2015
Purpose:It is known from literature that postural stability in children is affected by a secondary task. In the present study we explored the effect of anti-saccades on postural sway in healthy children. Methods: 43 healthy children from 8 to 15 years old participated to the study. Postural stability was measured by Techno Concept platform and simultaneously eye movements were recorded by an eye tracker (Mobile T2). Children performed anti-saccades task (saccades away from the target), pro-sacca...
Dietary Iron Intake and Hemoglobin Concentration in College Athletes in Different Sports
Takako Fujii, Yuka Okumura, Etsuko Maeshima and Koji Okamura
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 11, 2015
Iron-deficiency anemia is relatively prevalent among endurance athletes. It is therefore recommended that athletes consume a greater amount of iron. Resistance exercise has been shown to alleviate anemic symptoms, suggesting that the prevalence of anemia may vary among athletes that participate in different sporting events and that their iron requirements may differ according to their sports. The present study investigated the relationship between iron intake and anemia in college athletes in di...
Preliminary Study on Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Iranian Female Athletes
Behnoosh Vasaghi-Gharamaleki and Sedigheh Ostad-Rahimi
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 04, 2015
Research carried out over the past few decades has shown that urinary incontinence is observed among physically active women, including those involved in professional high impact sports. The purpose of this preliminary study was to investigate the prevalence of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and assess its risk factors among Iranian female athletes. A total of 195 volunteers comprising women athletes aged between 16.5 and 32.5 years....
Motive8! Feasibility of a Text Messaging Intervention to Promote Physical Activity in Knee Osteoarthritis
Holly Blake, Anna L. Roberts, Mark E. Batt and Jonathan P. Moses
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: November 28, 2015
27 people (6 male, 21 female; aged 25-81 years) with knee osteoarthritis received 4 text messages per week, for 6 weeks. Telephone surveys were conducted at baseline and 6 weeks to measure physical activity levels and beliefs, including self-efficacy for exercise, barriers and benefits of exercise, social support and pain. Participants completed physical activity diaries. Process evaluation included participant perceptions of the intervention and 'real-time' data on intervention fidelity (automa...
Prediction of Performance in Vasaloppet through Long Lasting Ski-Ergometer and Rollerski Tests in Cross-Country Skiers
Erik Mygind, Kristian Wulff, Mads Rosenkilde Jensen and Jorn Wulff Helge
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 09, 2015
The main purpose was to investigate if long lasting cross-country (c-c) test procedures could predict performance time in 'Vasaloppet' and secondly the effect of a 16 weeks training period on a 90 min double poling performance test. 24 moderate trained c-c skiers participated in the study and completed Vasaloppet. All skiers carried out pre and post training tests in a 90 minutes ski-ergometer double poling test and a 120 minutes test and a 120 minutes on a closed paved circuit. 19 skiers provid...