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Risk of Injury in Physically Active Students: Associated Factors and Quality of Life Aspects.


ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND:The aim of this study was to assess the potential factors of hypermobility and pain threshold on the risk of injury in physically active students and to verify which domains of quality of life are rated lower by young people with a history of injuries. METHODS:The study included 278 students (138 women and 140 men) who regularly undertake physical activity. Anthropometric measurements, body composition, pain threshold, incidence of hypermobility syndrome, information on the history of injuries to the locomotor system, and the quality of life of the study participants were collected. RESULTS:In the group studied, hypermobility and pain threshold had a statistically significant related on the risk of injury. Participants with a history of injuries had lower scores for an individual's overall perception of their own health and the physical domain. There were also significant differences in the psychological domain of the quality of life between males and females with a history of injuries. CONCLUSION:In the studied group, the risk of injuries was related to diagnosed hypermobility and pain threshold measured on the lower limbs. The study also showed that people with a history of injuries had statistically significantly lower scores in the individual general perception of their own health and in the physical domain. Gender had a significant impact on the quality of life of people with injuries.

SUBMITTER: Sienko-Awierianow E 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC7177920 | BioStudies | 2020-01-01

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): 10.21101/cejph.a4136

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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