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Title: The prevalence and risk factors of injuries in amateur outdoor and indoor volleyball players in a KwaZulu-Natal North Coast region
Authors: Motala, Farzana 
Keywords: Volleyball;Injury prevalence;Risk factors
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: 
Objectives: To determine the prevalence and risk factors of amateur outdoor and
indoor volleyball players in a KwaZulu-Natal North Coast region.
Methods: The location of the study was the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast region,
which includes two of its districts, viz, Tongaat (Indoor) and Kwa Dukuza
(Outdoor). A total of 115 out of a possible 160 volleyball players participated in
this study which comprised of 68 outdoor and 47 indoor players. The answering
of the questionnaires was done on separate days for both the districts. On the
allocated days, they were given a letter of information (Appendix B) to read and
the questionnaires (Appendix C) to answer. Participation in the study was
voluntary and consent was given by filling in the questionnaire. The researcher
was present on this day to supervise and to collect the completed questionnaires
immediately after the session was completed.
Results: Out of a total of 115 participants, 79 (68.7%) of the participants
sustained an injury due to volleyball. According to results found in this study, the
knee, ankle and shoulder were the most frequently injured sites. 79 Participants
reported to have sustained an injury, 67 participants reported to have a present
injury and 60 participants reported a worst injury. The knee was found to be the
most injured site in both the outdoor and indoor participants, followed by the
ankle. The results in this study show that the use of protective gear can help
minimise injury rates.
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Conclusion: The prevalence and risk factors of amateur outdoor and indoor
volleyball players in a KwaZulu-Natal North Coast region has been discussed in
this study. With regards of number of injuries, the results have shown that there
is no significant difference between outdoor and indoor volleyball players. In
terms of the site of injuries, the lower limb was affected the most in comparison
to the rest of the body. Results in this study have shown that outdoor players
sustained more knee injuries whilst indoor players showed a high number of
ankle injuries.
Description: 
Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Health in partial compliance with the requirements for the Master's Degree in Technology: Chiropractic, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, 2009.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10321/489
DOI: https://doi.org/10.51415/10321/489
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