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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte

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PASTRE, Carlos Marcelo et al. Sports injuries in track and field: comparison between information obtained in medical records and reported morbidity inquires. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2004, vol.10, n.1, pp.01-08. ISSN 1517-8692.

To understand sports injuries is necessary to quantify and associate them with specific risks factors from sports. Although, formal records about sports injuries are rare overcoat in Brazilian track and field athletes where few clubs have health care service. This fact could not be a problem, because public health researchers adapt with epidemiological methods, like report inquires morbidity, to collect data. From this fault of control about sports injuries records and the facility to have information together athletes, the aim of this study was to collect information about sports injuries, reported by high performance athletes, going back until eight months and compare them with their records. Twenty-five athletes were analyzed (sixteen men and nine women), age 25.7 ± 4.4 (years), height 1.74 ± 0.10 (m), weight 70.4 ± 13.15 (kg) and time of practice 8.38 ± 4.06 (years). Two physiotherapists were trained separately to collect information about sports injuries, one in records and another with the athletes in interview. The binomial proportion test by agreement was used to compare the information with 95% of confidence. After analyzed the agreement between that two collect forms, that variables values were within the limits of confidence established for statistics tests with the following values: 88.33% to the variables injury tip and injury mechanism or high of symptoms, 90% to the variable quality of return to the sports practice and 91.67% to the variables anatomical place and period of training. There was high rate of agreement between collected information, showing reported morbidity inquire efficiency in collect data about sports injuries.

Keywords : Track and field; Sports injuries; Morbidity inquires.

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