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Concussion in Ice Hockey: A Prospective Epidemiological Study Over 29 Seasons of one Swedish Professional Team
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The incidence of concussion in ice hockey has been researched before, but the results are difficult to compare due to population differences, season differences or even different ways of reporting. The aim of this study was to describe and analyse the incidence of concussion over 29 seasons of one team in the Swedish Hockey League.A prospective epidemiological study was performed over a period of 29 seasons. During that period 267 athletes were part of the participating Swedish elite team. Their injuries were diagnosed and documented by the same team physician for the entire period. Injury circumstances and total amount of practices and games for the team were also recorded.This unique study shows a significant and large increase of concussion incidence in a Swedish SHL ice hockey team. Athlete risk behaviour, game speed and athlete physiology might be important factors for this increase. Risk behaviour, diagnostic techniques and rehabilitation protocols should be prioritized areas of research for concussion in ice hockey.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 17 p.
Keyword [en]
Medicine, Athletic Injuries, Brain Concussion, Ice Hockey, Sports Medicine
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55620Local ID: c76940fb-adbd-443c-a821-bc4b3e49d49dOAI: diva2:1029004
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Physiotherapy, master's level
Validerat; 20140604 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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