Awareness and Practices of Injury Prevention Strategies Among Ultimate Frisbee Players in Selangor, Malaysia

Cheng, Macullum Mak Geng and Vinosh Kumar, Purushothaman and Yughdtheswari, Muniandy and Sharmila Gopala Krishna, Pillai and Reshma, Praveen (2022) Awareness and Practices of Injury Prevention Strategies Among Ultimate Frisbee Players in Selangor, Malaysia. Malaysian Physiotherapy Journal, 1 (1). pp. 45-50. ISSN 2821-3718

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Introduction: Among all club sports, Ultimate frisbee has one of the highest numbers of reported injuries. To reduce the overall burden of injury, developing and implementing effective, sport-specific injury prevention strategies should be a top priority. This study aimed to investigate the awareness on injury prevention strategies as well as commonly used injury prevention strategies among Ultimate frisbee players in Selangor, Malaysia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using an online self-administered questionnaire. Participants were recruited through various Ultimate frisbee clubs from social media via purposive sampling. Results: 211 eligible responses were obtained and over 72% of the players consider using proper technique in the game is important for preventing injuries. Over 50% of the participants were aware of factors such as proper technique (72.5%), stretching during warm-up (65.4%), warm-up (62.6%) and strength training as extremely important. Majority of participants practices injury prevention strategies such as stretching (82.9%), pre match general warm up (79.6%), fluid consumption following match (75.8%) and training session (73.9%). Conclusion: Hence, education for Ultimate frisbee players is recommended to promote the importance and benefits of different sports related injury prevention strategies to reduce the likelihood of injuries thus, enhancing sports performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ultimate frisbee, injuries, awareness, prevention
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QP Physiology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2023 04:39
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2023 04:39

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