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dc.contributor.authorNewsham-West, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorMarley, Joanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorG. Schneiders, Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGray, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:07:09Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:07:09Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-12-15T07:10:04Z
dc.identifier.issn14402440en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jsams.2008.07.007en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26387
dc.description.abstractAdventure racing is a wilderness multisport endurance event with the potential for significant injury and illness; however specific contributing factors have not been extensively studied. A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted that collected data during the 2005 Adventure Racing World Championship on pre-, in- and post-race injury and illness and determined pre-race training volumes and health profiles in 184 athletes (46 teams of 4 athletes). In the 6 months prior to the event, 79.9% of athletes reported an injury or illness. Fifty-nine cases of injury or illness were recorded during the race; representing an overall rate of 2.5 injuries per 1000 race-hours and 1.0 illness per 1000 race-hours. This incidence could be considered low compared to some sports, but the rate is tempered by the time on course exposure of 16,774 race-hours. Respiratory conditions were the single-most common condition resulting in race withdrawal. There was a moderate, but not statistically significantly, association (OR=4.61, p=0.083, 95% CI 0.82-26.08) between pre-race illness and in-race illness. Forty-four (95%) teams responded to a post-race questionnaire with 30% of the athletes reporting a new injury and 12% reporting a new illness in the week following the race. Understanding contributing factors to injury and illness during adventure racing will aid implementation of race medical coverage, preventative strategies and increase participation and performance.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSports Medicine Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom27en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto31en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Science and Medicine in Sporten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICESen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111700en_US
dc.titlePre-race health status and medical events during the 2005 World Adventure Racing Championshipsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Allied Health Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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