This prospective epidemiological study examined the incidence of medical events during participation in a supervised health and fitness facility at a major medical center.
Participants consisted of 7725 members of a corporate health and fitness program.
Risk was defined by number of medical incidents per total number of event episodes multiplied by the average time of activity per episode (1000 participant-hours).
The first 2.5 yr of surveillance revealed 15 reported medically significant events (. 048 per 1000 participant-hours).
There were two medical emergencies yielding a rate of. 0063 per 1000 participant-hours.
The results of this study support the position that the expected health benefits of participation in a physical activity program at a supervised health and fitness facility outweigh the risks of such participation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Cardiopathie, Exercice physique, Programme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Risk factor, Heart disease, Physical exercise, Program, Cardiovascular disease, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0453928
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 22/03/2000.