1Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, School of Medicine and Health Science, Department of Physiology, Jakarta, Indonesia
Incidence Rate and Patterns of Sport Injury among College Students
The participation of college students in sport is quite large, which causes them to be at higher risk of injury. However, data on sport injury in college students are not always available at college or universities. Injury reports can be used to develop an injury reduction program in college. This study aims to determine the injury rate and patterns of injury among college students. This is a cross-sectional study followed by one hundred students of the faculty of medicine, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, Jakarta. A self-administered questionnaire and physical examination were performed. Data were analysed using appropriate statistical tests in the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 17. Significance was set at p<0.05. There were 107 injuries from seventy six students (76%) from four sport. The total injury rate was 99 per 1000 student-exposure. Males had higher injury rate and prevalence than females. Injured students were older and taller (20.03 vs 19.50, p=0.02; 168.83 vs 164.75, p=0.05, respectively). Ankle and sprain were the most common site and type of injury (34.6% and 56%, respectively). Logistic regression indicated that gender, age, BMI, and type of sport were not determinant factors for injury (odds ratio [OR] 2.07, p=0.13; [OR] 2.60, p=0.11; [OR] 0.63, p=0.38; [OR] 1.66, p=0.31, respectively). Many college students of Atma Jaya participating in sport suffered from injury. The most common injury was ankle sprain. Injury reduction programmes should emphasize ankle sprain.
Injury rates, sport injury, injury patterns, students college
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