Injury incidence in judokas at the Spanish National University Championship

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Title: Injury incidence in judokas at the Spanish National University Championship
Authors: Pérez Turpin, José Antonio | Penichet-Tomás, Alfonso | Suárez Llorca, Concepción | Jimenez-Olmedo, Jose Manuel | Jove Tossi, Marcelo | Carbonell Martínez, José Antonio
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte (GICAFD)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Didáctica General y Didácticas Específicas
Keywords: Hurt | Health promotion | Injury prevention | Martial arts | Students
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva | Didáctica de la Expresión Corporal
Issue Date: 24-Sep-2013
Publisher: Archives of Budo
Citation: Archives of Budo. 2013, 9(3): 211-218
Abstract: Background and Study Aim: Understanding injury incidence rates will be a great help with regards to preventing potential future damages. It is for this reason that this study suggests studying a large number of variables. The purpose of research is the relationship of events (empirical variables) that are usually taken into account in developing injury prevention programs during the battles and training in judo tournament. Material and methods: In this research project, 57 male judokas taking part in the Spanish National University Championship in 2009 were asked to complete a retrospective questionnaire. We analysed the following events: the most commonly injured body regions, the medical diagnosis, how and when the injury happened, the type of injury, the side of the body and the type of medical attention received. For the statistical analysis, we used the SPSS statistics programme to apply the Chi-square test in order to determine the significance levels for non-parametric tests from p<.05. Results: Significant differences were found in the most commonly injured body region, the shoulder/clavicle (p<.05), and in the most common diagnosis, the sprain (p<.05). Impact injuries (p<.05) are the most common and training (p<.05) is the most dangerous time. About the type of injury, 78.38% are new injuries (p<.05) and 69.05% affect the right hand side of the body (p<.05). Doctors are the most consulted specialists, but the physiotherapists obtained the best marks. Have been out due to injury for over 21 days 36.36% of the participants, but not for the entire season. Conclusions: The most common diagnosis in university student judokas coincides with those of elite judokas, with the sprain being the most common. University student judokas have a higher rate of shoulder/clavicle injuries, while professional judokas are prone to a higher rate of knee injuries. Training is the most common moment in which injuries occur, both in university student judokas and professional judokas. New injuries are the most common types of injuries in university student judokas and, while doctors are the most consulted specialists, the physiotherapists obtained the best marks.
ISSN: 1643-8698
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License (, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and is otherwise in compliance with the license.
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