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The Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports by Dennis J. Caine

The Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports

Part of the The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series


The Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports by Dennis J. Caine

This new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, provides a state-of-the- art account of the epidemiology of injury across a broad spectrum of Olympic sports. The book uses the public health model in describing the scope of the injury problem, the associated risk factors, and in evaluating the current research on injury prevention strategies described in the literature. Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports comprehensively covers what is known about the distribution and determinants of injury and injury rates in each sport. The editors and contributors have taken an evidence-based approach and adopted a uniform methodology to assess the data available. Each chapter is illustrated with tables which make it easy to examine injury factors between studies within a sport and between sports. With contributions from internationally renowned experts, this is an invaluable reference book for medical doctors, physical therapists and athletic trainers who serve athletes and sports teams, and for sports medicine scientists and healthcare professionals who are interested in the epidemiological study of injury in sports.


This excellent, up-to-date review of injuries in Olympic sports covers types, times and locations of injury, as well as specific contributory conditions ...This encyclopedia should be bought by all professionals interested in sports medicine. ( Emergency Nurse , 1 September 2012) This doorstop of a book is an excellent, up-to-date review of sports injuries relating to Olympic events. ( Nursing Standard , 2 May 2012)

About the Author

Dennis Caine , PhD, Western Washington University; Peter Harmer , PhD, MPH, Willamette University (Salem, Oregon); Melissa Schiff , MD, MPH, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Seattle (all U.S.A.)

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd October 2009


Dennis J. Caine

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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


536 pages


Epidemiology & medical statistics
Sports injuries & medicine



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