Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Physical Education

Title

香港小学生体能活动伤害发生的初探 = A pilot study on physical activity related injury (PARI) in primary school children in Hong Kong

Language

English

Abstract

AIMS: This pilot study aimed to preliminarily examine incidence rate of and risk factors for physical activity related injury (PARI) in a convenience sample of primary school children in Hong Kong.

METHODS: Two self-administered questionnaires were used to collect information of children’s socio-demographic characteristics, physical activity (PA), and PARI in the past 12 months. A PARI was defined as any injury resulting from participation in PE class, sports activities or leisure time PA. Body weight status was defined based on objectively measured height and weight. Chi-square test was performed to test between-group differences in PARI to identify possible risk factors. P<0.10 was adopted to define the significance level given the pilot nature.

RESULTS: A total of 40 students (21 boys, 19 girls) aged 10-11 years participated into the study. The person- and episode-based incidence rates of PARI in the past 12 months were 32.4% and 50.0% respectively. Most PARIs did not result in serious consequences. Ball games seemed to have the highest potential for PARI. Children having older fathers (aged 40 years or above), living in primate housing, from relatively affluent families (monthly family income > HK$20,000), and being physically inactive showed significantly higher incidence rates than their counterparts.

CONCLUSIONS: PARI seems to be prevalent in primary school children of Hong Kong. Actions should be taken to prevent children from PARI. Future research in a large-scaled random sample should be conducted to confirm the primary observations.

Keywords

体能活动伤害, 体能活动, 儿童, 社会人口学特征, 横断面研究

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

伤害医学 = Injury Medicine

Volume

3

Issue

3

Start Page

19

End Page

25

Publisher

高等教育出版社

Funder

This work was supported by the Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University [FRG2/13-14/032]. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

DOI

10.3868/j.issn.2095-1566.2014.03.005

ISSN (electronic)

20951566

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