Other Sports

Other Sports


Cycling

The relationship between visibility aid use and motor vehicle related injuries among bicyclists

Hagel BE, Romanow NT, Morgunov N, Embree T, Couperthwaite AB, Voaklander D, Rowe BH

Accident Analysis and Prevention April 2014


Who participated in this study?

Bicyclists struck by a motor vehicle and assessed in Calgary or Edmonton

When did this study occur?

May 2008-October 2010

Why did we do this research?

To determine if visibility aids reduce the risk of bicyclist-vehicle collision

What did we find?

One or more visibility aids reduce the odds of a bicyclist-vehicle collision resulting in hospitalization

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Assessing inter-rater agreement of environmental audit data in a matched case control study

Romanow NT, Couperthwaite AB, McCormack GR, Nettel-Aguirre A, Rowe BH, Hagel BE

Inj Prev October 2013


Who participated in this study?

Cyclists who presented to one of seven emergency departments in Calgary and Edmonton

When did this study occur?

May-October 2010

Why did we do this research?

To examine the inter-rater agreement of a built environment audit tool within a case-control study on the environmental determinants of bicycling injuries

What did we find?

The Systematic Pedestrian and Cycling Environmental Scan gives reliable quantitative descriptions of built environmental characteristics at bicycling injury locations

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Mountain bike terrain park-related injuries: an emerging cause of morbidity

Romanow NT, Hagel BE, Nguyen M, Embree T, Rowe BH

Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot December 2012


Who participated in this study?

Cyclists who presented to 1 of 7 emergency departments in Calgary and Edmonton

When did this study occur?

May-October 2010

Why did we do this research?

To describe the profile of mountain bike terrain park riders and their injuries. To examine risk factors for severe injury among terrain park bicyclists

What did we find?

Terrain park riders sustained more head injuries, fractures and organ injuries. Riders who reported cycling faster had a higher risk of injury.

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Environmental determinants of bicycling injuries in Alberta, Canada

Romanow NT, Couperthwaite AB, McCormack GR, Nettel-Aguirre A, Rowe BH, Hagel BE

J Environ Public Health October 2012


Who participated in this study?

Bicyclists struck by a motor vehicle or controls who were not hit

When did this study occur?

May-October 2010

Why did we do this research?

To examine the risk factors of bicycling injuries

What did we find?

Locations where the roads were in good condition and there was high surveillance from surrounding buildings were associated with less sever injuries

Publication


Rodeo

Epidemiologic Analysis of Injury in Five Years of Canadian Professional Rodeo

Butterwick DJ, Hagel B, Nelson DS, LeFave MR

The American Journal of Sports Medicine March 2002


Who participated in this study?

Professional rodeo competitors

When did this study occur?

1995-1999

Why did we do this research?

To examine rick factors for injury in pro rodeo

What did we find?

The greatest number of injuries occurred in the rough stock events. Knee injuries and head injuries were the most common injury types

Publication

Effect of Experience on Rodeo Injury

Butterwick DJ, Meeuwisse WH

Clin J Sport Med January 2002


Who participated in this research?

Rodeo competitors at the Canadian Professional Rodeo

When did this study occur?

1995-1999

Why did we do this research?

To examine risk factors for injury in rodeo competitors

What did we find?

Inexperienced rough stock competitors had a lower injury rate than experienced riders. The most common injuries in inexperienced riders were to the arm, hand and wrist.

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Epidemiological Analysis of Injury in One Year of Canadian Professional Rodeo

Butterwick DJ, Nelson DS, LaFave MR, Meeuwisse WH

Clin J Sport Med July 1996


Who participated in this study?

Competitors in Canadian Professional Rodeo events

When did this study occur?

1994 season

Why did we do this research?

To document injury rates and treatment use during one competitive season of Canadian professional rodeo

What did we find?

This injury rate was lower than that reported in contact sports. Bareback riders and bull riders had highest injury rates. The knee and ankle were the most frequently treated sites of the body

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Rock Climbing

Incidence, mechanism and risk factors for injury in youth rock climbers

Woollings KY, McKay CD, Kang J, Meeuwisse WH, Emery CA

Br J Sports Med January 2015


Who participated in this study?

116 youth across Alberta, Canada

When did this study occur?

October 2012 to March 2013

Why did we do this research?

To examine the incidence, mechanisms and risk factors for injury

What did we find?

Injury risk is high in youth climbers

Publication

Injury rates, mechanisms and risk factors of injury in youth rock climbers

Woolings K, McKay C, Kang J, Meeuwisse W, Emery CA

Br J Sports Med March 2014


Who participated in this study?

Male and female climbers, aged 11-19, were recruited from elite climbing centres across Alberta

When did this study occur?

Published March 2014

Why did we do this research?

To examine incidence, mechanisms, and risk factors for injury in recreational and elite climbers

What did we find?

Primary mechanism of energy was overuse, followed by falls. Hands and fingers were the most commonly injured locations

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Circus

Examining the effect of the injury definition of risk factor analysis in circus artists

Hamilton GM, Meeuwisse WH, Emery CA, Shrier I

Scand J Med Sci Sports June 2012


Who participated in this study?

1281 circus artists

When did this study occur?

Over 49 months in 2004-2008

Why did we do this research?

To explore how different definitions of injury affect the results of risk factor analyses

What did we find?

The choice of injury definition can have effects on the magnitude and direction of risk factor analyses

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