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Self management of acute soft tissue injuries: a survey of female Gaelic football players

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dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Kieran
dc.contributor.author Keane, N
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-15T11:38:21Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-15T11:38:21Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2965
dc.description n/a en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Within Gaelic football, high rates of injury have been reported. The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has 100,000 members; however no injury management research currently exists within this population . The aim of this study was to survey the knowledge of senior level ladies Gaelic football club players of acute soft tissue injury management. Secondary' aims were to investigate the treatments employed followlng injury and player awareness of potentially harmful post injury practices. Methods: A questionnaire exploring demographic, treatment, and PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) details was constructed. Results: All six senior County Clare ladies Gaelic football club teams were sampled, and a response rate of 95% was achieved. 43 .9 % of respondents knew four or more of the PRICE letters. Treatments employed by respondents included ice (61 .8%), physiotherapy (59.2%) and rest (36.8%). 27.6% of participants would avoiid three or more of the following immediately post injury; heat, alcohol, vigorous exercise and vigorous massage. If respondents were to use ice as a form of treatment in the initial stages folloWing injury, 85.7% of them would commence the intervention immediately aher injury, and it would be applied by players everyone (54.4%) or two (22.2%) hours. Conclusion: The PRICE reg ime was moderately well known by this population. Poor knowledge of potentially armful post injury practices and recommended cryotherapy applicatlon was reported. As the evidence concerning the PRICE guidelines is not concuaive, further research in this area is required. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physiotherapy Ireland;30(2), pp. 13-18
dc.subject acute soft tissue injury en_US
dc.subject harm en_US
dc.subject PRICE en_US
dc.subject cryotherapy en_US
dc.subject ICE en_US
dc.title Self management of acute soft tissue injuries: a survey of female Gaelic football players en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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