A case-control study investigating the characteristics of injured versus uninjured skiers was carried out.
The study comprised patients (n=67) who had received medical treatment for ski injuries at a hospital in Norway in 1993, and controls (n=227) taken from the same population but who had not sustained any ski injuries.
The results showed that the hospital cases skied more often, were more confident in their skiing ability, had a higher education but that the younger members of this group tended to be less safety conscious compared with the corresponding controls.
A reduction in the risk of ski injury might be possible if younger persons could be encouraged to adopt the same level of safety behaviour as older persons.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Sport, Ski, Comportement, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Etude cas témoin, Norvège, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Sport, Skiing, Behavior, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Case control study, Norway, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0349412
Code Inist : 002B16M. Création : 14/12/1999.