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Subject/Keyword
Emergency department
Mild traumatic brain injury
Concussion
Sports and recreation
Head injury
Subsequent head injuries
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Harris, Andrew
Supervisor and department
Jones, Allyson (Physical Therapy)
Voaklander, Don (Public Health Sciences)
Examining committee member and department
Martin, Wayne (Neurology)
Rowe, Brian (Emergency Medicine)
Department
Public Health Sciences
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-09-24T14:58:59Z
Graduation date
2010-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This thesis investigates head injuries (HIs) occurring in sports and recreation (SR) that presented to emergency departments (EDs) in Edmonton, Alberta, from April 1st, 1997 to March 31st, 2008. There were 4,950 SR HIs identified over the 11 years (5.13 HIs per 1,000 ED injury visits). Individuals less than 18 years old were 3.4 times more likely, and males were 1.25 times more likely to present with a head injury from SR (p < 0.0001). A history of one or two previous SR HIs increased the odds of subsequent HI by 2.62 and 5.94 times, respectively, while children aged 7 – 13 and 14 – 17 were more than four times more likely to sustain a HIs from SR (p < 0.001). The effects of multiple HIs occurring in children participating in SR activities needs to be addressed, due to the chronic neurobehavioral effects of HIs.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3662J
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License granted by Andrew Harris (awharris@ualberta.ca) on 2010-09-22T21:53:01Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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