Injuries among talented young dancers: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/576790
Title:
Injuries among talented young dancers: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training
Authors:
Steinberg, N.; Aujla, Imogen ( 0000-0002-1245-4670 ) ; Zeev, A.; Redding, Emma
Abstract:
The aim of the present study was to characterize the injuries of young dancers attending Centres for Advanced Training. 806 dancers, ages 10-18 years responded to surveys regarding their biological profile, dance experience and injury history, and were examined for their anthropometric profile. Of the 806 dancers, 347 reported an injury. Based on 4 age groups, the total hours of practice per week increased significantly with increasing age. Incidence of injuries per 1000 h of dance practice for dancers ages 11-12 were found to be significantly higher compared to the incidence for dancers ages 13-18 (p<0.05). Foot and ankle and other lower extremities were the most common injury location, and muscle injuries were the most common type of injury. Total months in CAT training (OR=1.044, 95% CI=1.014-1.075) and hours per week in creative style practice (OR=1.282, 95% CI=1.068-1.539) were found to be significantly associated with injuries. In conclusion, both young and mature dancers are exposed to extensive risk of injury. The intensity of training (such as number of months and number of hours of training per week) is important factor that should be taken into account in order to decrease future injuries among young dancers.
Affiliation:
Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences; University of Bedfordshire; Trinity Laban Conservatoires of Music and Dance
Citation:
Steinberg, N., Aujla, I.J., Zeev, A., & Redding, E. (2014). 'Injuries among talented young dancers: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training' International Journal of Sports Medicine. 35 (03) pp238-244
Publisher:
Thieme Publishing
Journal:
International Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue Date:
30-Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/576790
DOI:
10.1055/s-0033-1349843
Additional Links:
http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0033-1349843
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0172-4622; 1439-3964
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Applied Research in Dance

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSteinberg, N.en
dc.contributor.authorAujla, Imogenen
dc.contributor.authorZeev, A.en
dc.contributor.authorRedding, Emmaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-04T09:09:29Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-04T09:09:29Zen
dc.date.issued2013-07-30en
dc.identifier.citationSteinberg, N., Aujla, I.J., Zeev, A., & Redding, E. (2014). 'Injuries among talented young dancers: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training' International Journal of Sports Medicine. 35 (03) pp238-244en
dc.identifier.issn0172-4622en
dc.identifier.issn1439-3964en
dc.identifier.doi10.1055/s-0033-1349843en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/576790en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the present study was to characterize the injuries of young dancers attending Centres for Advanced Training. 806 dancers, ages 10-18 years responded to surveys regarding their biological profile, dance experience and injury history, and were examined for their anthropometric profile. Of the 806 dancers, 347 reported an injury. Based on 4 age groups, the total hours of practice per week increased significantly with increasing age. Incidence of injuries per 1000 h of dance practice for dancers ages 11-12 were found to be significantly higher compared to the incidence for dancers ages 13-18 (p<0.05). Foot and ankle and other lower extremities were the most common injury location, and muscle injuries were the most common type of injury. Total months in CAT training (OR=1.044, 95% CI=1.014-1.075) and hours per week in creative style practice (OR=1.282, 95% CI=1.068-1.539) were found to be significantly associated with injuries. In conclusion, both young and mature dancers are exposed to extensive risk of injury. The intensity of training (such as number of months and number of hours of training per week) is important factor that should be taken into account in order to decrease future injuries among young dancers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThieme Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0033-1349843en
dc.subjectdancingen
dc.subjectinjuriesen
dc.subjectdance experienceen
dc.subjectbody structureen
dc.titleInjuries among talented young dancers: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Trainingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentZinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciencesen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentTrinity Laban Conservatoires of Music and Danceen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sports Medicineen
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