Risk factors for acute and overuse sport injuries in Swedish children 11 to 15 years old: What about resistance training with weights?


  • Sport injuries;
  • adolescents;
  • overuse injury;
  • traumatic injury;
  • sex;
  • resistance training;
  • weight training;
  • children

To determine the 1-year self-reported incidence of overuse and traumatic sport injuries and risk factors for injuries in children participating in a summer sports camp representing seven different sports. 4363 children, 11 to 15 years old participating in a summer camp in seven different sports answered a questionnaire. Injury in this cross-sectional study was defined as a sport-related trauma or overload leading to pain and dysfunction preventing the person from participation in training or competition for at least 1 week. A number of risk factors for injury were investigated such as sex, age, number of hours spent on training in general, and on resistance training with weights. Nearly half [49%, 95% confidence interval (CI) 48–51%] of the participants had been injured as a result of participation in a sport during the preceding year, significantly more boys than girls (53%, 95% CI 50–55% vs 46%, 95% CI 43–48%; P < 0.001). Three factors contributed to increased incidence of sport injuries: age, sex, and resistance training with weights. Time spent on resistance training with weights was significantly associated with sport injuries in a logistic regression analysis. In children age 11 to 15 years, the risk of having a sport-related injury increased with age and occurred more often in boys than in girls. Weight training was the only modifiable risk factor that contributed to a significant increase in the incidence of sport injuries.


Autor / Fonte:A Boström, K Thulin, M Fredriksson, D Reese, P Rockborn, M L Hammar Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 2015 February 28
Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/sms.12432/abstract