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  1. Risk of medical events in a supervised health and fitness facility.

    Article - En anglais

    Purpose 

    This prospective epidemiological study examined the incidence of medical events during participation in a supervised health and fitness facility at a major medical center.

    Methods 

    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).

    Results 

    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.

    Conclusion 

    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.