Pol Eldridge Caluscusan,
Gay Ann Guiuan,
Gea Gabrielle Rosales,
Nina Joy Villasor
Institute of Rehabilitative Sciences - Silliman University
This research utilizes an analytical research design which means to find the relationship between selected demographic factors and location of injuries sustained among high school varsity players in Dumaguete City.
The study was conducted in Dumaguete City, Negrod Oriental with an estimated population of 146 teenagers, ranging from 13 years old below to 17 years old and above. The respondents were composed of 108 teenagers whose selected demographics were personally recorded by the researchers. Survey questionnaires were given to the respondents.
The acquired data were then analyzed and interpreted to test if there is a relationship between the demographic factors (ages, sex, BMI, body type, and player position) and location of injuries using chi-square. This study shows that relationship between demographic factors and sustained have no contribution to their predisposition towards injuries. Based on the data gathered, males, having the major population of 63.39% had 92 injuries. The relationship between the body type and BMI showed that mesomorph(s) (64%) and in normal body weight (71%) are prone to injuries. Defenders (36%) sustained most of the injuries sustained at 38% taking into account that the ratios between players in the field have more players in those positions. Athletes who practice 4-5x/week are more predisposed to injuries at 61% and to those who practice for 1-2 hours are almost equal towards injuries sustained. Majority of injuries are located on lower extremities account for 62% of the 143 total injuries sustained. Majority of injuries are located on lower extremities account for 62% of the 143 total injuries sustained, followed by the upper extremities at 27%, head/neck with 7% and trunk with 3%. The p-value of 0.84, 0.61, 0.61, 0.35, 0.5, and 0.96 which is much greater than the level of p-value of 0.05 (with a 95% confidence interval), it means that high school varsity players has an equal chance of sustaining the injuries.
Thus, the researchers concluded that there is no significant relationship between age, BMI, body type and player position and location of injuries sustained among high school varsity players and that each player has the equal opportunity to sustain all injuries. it is also recommended that the results are interpreted carefully to avoid risk of bias with further acknowledgements on the other demographic factors and prevention of injuries.
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