Information about project titled 'Injuries in young players in Norwegian team handball'
Injuries in young players in Norwegian team handball
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|Project manager:||Odd-Egil Olsen|
|Coworker(s):||Lars Engebretsen, Grethe Myklebust|
Several studies have found a high incidence of injuries in young players in team handball. Studies in Danish team handball have show that young female players have the highest risk of injuries, with about 40 injuries per 1000 hours of game, where 17% was injuries of the knee and 27% ankle. However, data of injuries in young players in Norwegian team handball are currently not available.
The purpose of this study is to examine the incidence in young players in Norwegian team handball and obtain baseline data for a prevention study. Players from 40 teams (30 female teams (360 players), 10 male teams (120 players)) at age 17 years in Eastern Norway will be asked to take part in the study. During the season 2001-02 there will be done a registration of all injuries. An injury will be registered if it occur during organized handball training or games. The coaches report the injuries anonymously using standardized questionnaire each months, and practice hours will also be collected. In addition, it will be done a injury rapport from the match reports from all the teams at age 17 years (n=120) in Eastern Norway.
Data from this study will examine the incidence and mechanisms of injury in young players in Norwegian team handball. Furthermore, these data will be used as baseline data in a prevention study started up for the season 2002-03, and, in addition, gives information about the reliability of the coaches report of injuries.