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Assessment of Football Activities Associated with Sports-Related Concussions

by Bennington, Katherine Elizabeth

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The growing number of injuries and fatalities in athletes due to traumatic brain injuries has led to an increase in the need for additional research. The purpose of the study was to determine the football activities that yield the greatest number of concussions in order to gain knowledge about additional risk factors for sustaining a concussion. The study included 40 football players from Miami University who sustained a concussion from 1999 to 2008. The results revealed football players performing a running play have a greater risk for sustaining a concussion, and 75% of concussions occurred in the offensive position for running, passing, kick-off, and blocking plays. In addition, running plays consistently caused the highest number of concussions sustained over a ten-year period.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:football concussions sports

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Date of Publication:01/01/2009

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