Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 4, Number 2
TITLE: Epidemiology of sports injury in Myanmar athletes.
AUTHOR: San Shwe; Than Toe; Thein Hlaing; Ni Ni Win; Tin Maung Maung; Moe Thida
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 1992; 4(2): 96-99
ABSTRACT: An epidemiological study of sports injury was conducted in early part of 1990. Records of five different federations, namely track and field, foot ball, volley ball, boxing and weight lifting from outpatients department of the Aung San Stadium, were collected for 1985, 1986, and 1987. An interview study was also carried out in 116 Myanmar selected athletes from the above five federations, to determine the possible causal factors of sports injury. Three year average incidence rate of sports injury in five federations was 5.5 per 100 athletes. Common sites of injury, major types of injury, type of treatment, health seeking pattern, causes of sports injury were described, and discussed.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Athletic Injuries-epidemiology.