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MINERVA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA
A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology
Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2011 October;62(5):353-9
Injuries in female athletes of Greek national handball teams
Chatzimanouil D., Kanioglou A., Lazaridis S.
Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
AIM: The current study examined injuries occurred in female athletes playing at National Greek level as these were recorded by themselves.
METHODS:The sample of the study consisted of 30 female handball players. In all athletes were given self-reported questionnaires.
RESULTS: The results revealed a high incidence of injuries for the total number of team handball players. There were 5 injuries during 50 games for each athlete giving an injury incidence of 3.3 injuries per 1000 hours during matches and 0.69 injuries per 1000 hours of reported athletic activity. The severity of injuries was 73.3% of serious and severe form. It was also found that those who did not followed the preseason program and physical conditioning presented higher severity of injuries. (H=8.4, P=0.038).
CONCLUSION: In conclusion there were not significant difference between injured and no injured players. Probably the risk factors which lead to an injury were among other factors such as intrinsic.