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dc.contributor.authorØsterås, Håvard
dc.contributor.authorGarnæs, Kirsti Krohn
dc.contributor.authorAugestad, Liv Berit
dc.identifier.citationOpen Access Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013, 4 71-78.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractAbstract: The purpose was to examine musculoskeletal disorders in Norwegian female biathlon athletes (age ≥ 16), both juniors and seniors. The design was a retrospective cross-sectional study. In all, 148 athletes (79.1%) responded; of these, 118 athletes were 16–21 years (juniors) (77.6%), and 30 athletes were 22 years or older (seniors) (20.3%), and mean age was 19.1. A validated questionnaire was used to collect the data. The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders was 57.8%. The most affected parts were the knee (23.0% of the total injuries), calf (12.2%), ankle/foot (10.8%), lower back (10.8%), and thigh (10.1%). The disorders resulted in training/competition cessation for 73.5% of athletes, in alternative training for 87.8%. Fifty percent of the athletes had one or several musculoskeletal disorders. Most of the problems occurred preseason, and the duration of symptoms was often prolonged. Few differences between the juniors and seniors were found. This study showed the prevalence of musculoskeletal problems among female biathlon athletes. The results indicate that prevention of lower limb problems must be prioritized, especially during the preseason.nb_NO
dc.publisherDove Medical Pressnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titlePrevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among Norwegian female biathlon athletesnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalOpen Access Journal of Sports Medicinenb_NO
dc.description.localcode© 2013 Østerås et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd. This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.nb_NO
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for nevromedisin og bevegelsesvitenskap

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