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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224232/physical-activity-and-family-based-obesity-treatment-a-review-of-expert-recommendations-on-physical-activity-in-youth
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REVIEW
C Foster, J B Moore, C R Singletary, J A Skelton
Targeting physical inactivity in children is pertinent to aiding in the decrease of childhood obesity rates. Only 33% of adolescents are obtaining the recommended goal of at least 60 min of physical activity per day. The objectives of this review are to summarize professional recommendations for physical activity and exercise in children and adolescents, and identify family-centred strategies that can be implemented by weight management clinicians. Clinically oriented recommendations and policy statements from professional organizations were identified through literature and internet searches, summarized using rubrics of aerobic, muscle strengthening and bone strengthening exercise, then examined for details on family-based focus, inclusion of child developmental stage and age, and application to the prevention and treatment of obesity...
December 10, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202937/youth-sport-related-concussions-perceived-and-measured-baseline-knowledge-of-concussions-among-community-coaches-athletes-and-parents
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Katherine N Nanos, John M Franco, Dirk Larson, Kristin Mara, Edward R Laskowski
OBJECTIVE: To assess concussion knowledge of athletes, coaches, and parents/guardians in a community setting and to understand trends/gaps in knowledge among subgroups to tailor efforts toward creating educational interventions. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: This prospective cross-sectional study involved 262 individuals (142 [55%] female): 115 athletes participating in noncontact and contact sports (ages 13-19 years), 15 coaches, and 132 parents. Recruitment occurred from August 30, 2015, through August 30, 2016, at 3 local high schools...
December 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202636/range-of-motion-and-ankle-injury-history-association-with-sex-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-athletes
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Dai Sugimoto, Ronald E McCartney, Robert L Parisien, Jesse Dashe, Dennis R Borg, William P Meehan
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries among young athletes, and there remains a gap in the literature regarding susceptibility to such injuries among physically active youth. OBJECTIVE: The primary purpose of this study was to determine the associations between sex, a history of ankle sprain, and ankle range of motion (ROM) in pediatric and adolescent athletes. METHODS: Athletes under the age of 18 years old who presented to a sports injury prevention center underwent ankle ROM measurements including plantarflexion (PF), inversion (IV), and eversion (EV)...
December 4, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199787/concussion-prevention-in-youth-sports-what-have-we-overlooked
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Gongbing Shan, Bingjun Wan, Peter Visentin, Xiang Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199780/effects-of-increased-training-volume-during-a-10-day-training-camp-on-competitive-performance-in-national-level-youth-swimmers
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Frank J Nugent, Thomas M Comyns, Giles D Warrington
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of increased training volume during a 10 day training camp on competitive performance and internal training load (ITL). In addition, coach and swimmer rating of perceived exertion (RPE) for each session was compared. METHODS: Ten national level swimmers (Gender: 4 males and 6 females; age: 15±1 years; height: 170.5±6.4 cm; body mass: 61.4±7.4 kg) participated in the training camp which involved a 36% increase in swimming volume...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197536/do-school-physical-activity-policies-and-programs-have-a-role-in-decreasing-multiple-screen-time-behaviours-among-youth
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Tarun R Katapally, Rachel Laxer, Wei Qian, Scott T Leatherdale
Screen time in youth has been associated with a wide range of poor health outcomes. Evidence indicates the need to develop physical activity (PA) school policies and programs that are aimed at decreasing youth screen time behaviours. This study aims to understand the association between PA policies and programs embedded into the functioning of 89 schools across two provinces in Canada and multiple screen time behaviours. As part of the COMPASS Study, a total of 44,861 youth aged between 13 and 18years and belonging to 89 schools in two Canadian provinces completed a validated questionnaire for health behaviours and outcomes data...
November 29, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187053/applying-a-health-literacy-lens-to-youth-sport-a-focus-on-doping-prevention-in-germany
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Sandra Vamos, Annika Steinmann
There are two camps when it comes to youth in high-performance sports and whether competition is good or destructive. Despite opportunities for positive development, the demands of increasing competitive levels and related situational stressors among young athletes can be a double-edged sword. Doping is becoming increasingly popular and more readily available to the youth sports population. Improving the health of youth in competitive sport requires us to think about health and its determinants in a more sophisticated manner...
March 1, 2017: Global Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187001/the-utility-of-physical-activity-micro-grants-the-participaction-teen-challenge-program
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Subha Ramanathan, Lauren White, Alicia Luciani, Tanya R Berry, Sameer Deshpande, Amy E Latimer-Cheung, Norm O'Reilly, Ryan E Rhodes, John C Spence, Guy Faulkner
Youth physical activity levels remain low in Canada and worldwide. Lack of environmental resources (e.g., access to equipment and facilities, transportation options, and participation costs) is a key barrier for youth participation. Micro-grants are small budgets of money awarded via grant applications and may help community organizations facilitate youth physical activity participation by alleviating environmental resource barriers. ParticipACTION Teen Challenge was a national micro-grant scheme administered in Canada...
November 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184511/dose-response-relationship-of-neuromuscular-training-for-injury-prevention-in-youth-athletes-a-meta-analysis
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Simon Steib, Anna L Rahlf, Klaus Pfeifer, Astrid Zech
Background: Youth athletes with intensive sports participation are at an increased risk of sustaining injuries. Neuromuscular training programs reduce sports-related injury risk in this population, however, the dose-response relationship is largely unknown. Thus, the aim of this meta-analysis was to identify the optimal frequency, volume, duration, and period of neuromuscular training to prevent injuries in youth athletes. Methods: Computerized database searches (PubMed, Scopus, SPORTDiscus, The Cochrane Library, PEDro) were conducted in January 2017, with search terms related to youth sports, neuromuscular training, and injury prevention...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183261/self-reported-participation-in-sport-exercise-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-and-without-mild-to-moderate-intellectual-disability
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Janet Robertson, Eric Emerson, Susannah Baines, Chris Hatton
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is a leading risk factor for mortality. Adults with intellectual disability are extremely inactive, but less is known about physical activity levels in children and youth with intellectual disability. This paper examines the participation by adolescents and young adults with and without mild to moderate intellectual disability in sport/exercise. METHODS: Secondary analysis was undertaken of Next Steps, an annual panel study that followed a cohort from early adolescence into adulthood...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182378/early-changes-in-cerebral-autoregulation-among-youth-hospitalized-after-sports-related-traumatic-brain-injury
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Monica S Vavilala, Carly K Farr, Arraya Watanitanon, Bs Crystalyn Clark-Bell, Theerada Chandee, Anne Moore, William Armstead
OBJECTIVE: To examine early cerebral haemodynamic changes among youth hospitalized with sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). STUDY DESIGN: Youth 0-18 years admitted to a level one trauma centre with sports-related TBI were enrolled. Daily measures included clinical symptoms and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score. Using Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography and tilt testing, we measured middle cerebral artery flow velocity (Vmca) and cerebral autoregulation index (ARI)...
November 28, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181257/shoulder-pain-in-competitive-teenage-swimmers-and-it-s-prevention-a-retrospective-epidemiological-cross-sectional-study-of-prevalence
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Monica Tessaro, Giorgio Granzotto, Antonio Poser, Giuseppe Plebani, Alex Rossi
Background: The term "swimmer's shoulder" was first introduced in 1974 by Kennedy and Hawkins to describe a common condition among competitive swimmers characterized by pain and dysfunction of the shoulder complex. Currently, the term does not define a specific clinical diagnosis and its etiology is considered to be multifactorial. In the literature shoulder pain prevalence varies according to the adopted definitions (from 3% to 91%); however, in the Italian environment there is no prevalence study regarding swimmer shoulder...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180519/understanding-the-resistance-to-creating-safer-ice-hockey-essential-points-for-injury-prevention
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Ryan A Todd, Sophie Soklaridis, Alice K Treen, Shree U Bhalerao, Michael D Cusimano
INTRODUCTION: Despite the known negative health outcomes of concussions in minor level boys' hockey, there has been significant resistance to creating a safer game with less body checking. METHODS: To better understand cultural barriers that prevent making the sport safer for youth and adolescents, semistructured interviews, with 20 ice hockey stakeholders, were conducted and analysed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Through this analysis, two primary concepts arose from respondents...
November 27, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179125/peer-motivational-climate-and-character-development-testing-a-practitioner-developed-youth-sport-model
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Jennifer P Agans, Shaobing Su, Andrea Vest Ettekal
Youth sport is a key developmental context for many reasons, including the opportunities it provides for building relationships with peers and its potential to support character development. Peers can influence adolescent sport experiences and shape their motivations, and different peer motivational climates may differentially support athlete character. Established models identify different dimensions of peer motivational climate, yet these models do not describe how aspects of peer climate may align with character...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167908/a-pilot-single-centre-cross-sectional-study-to-determine-the-knowledge-and-management-of-sports-concussion-by-emergency-physicians-an-experience-from-singapore
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Dinesh Sirisena, Joy Walter, Joo Haw Ong, Joanne Probert
INTRODUCTION: Sports concussion remains a challenging condition to manage despite changes to policy and practice since the 2012 Concussion in Sport Group consensus meeting. Emergency physicians (EPs) are often the first line of medical care for athletes in amateur and youth collision sports. This single-centre cross-sectional study aimed to establish the understanding and management of concussion by EPs in Singapore. METHODS: An anonymised 17-item online questionnaire was sent out to EPs using the Google Forms application, requesting information on clinical experience, training, exposure to concussion cases in the emergency department (ED) and assessed knowledge of the condition...
November 13, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163306/quantifying-contextual-interference-and-its-effect-on-skill-transfer-in-skilled-youth-tennis-players
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Tim Buszard, Machar Reid, Lyndon Krause, Stephanie Kovalchik, Damian Farrow
The contextual interference effect is a well-established motor learning phenomenon. Most of the contextual interference effect literature has addressed simple skills, while less is known about the role of contextual interference in complex sport skill practice, particularly with respect to skilled performers. The purpose of this study was to assess contextual interference when practicing the tennis serve. Study 1 evaluated tennis serve practice of nine skilled youth tennis players using a novel statistical metric developed specifically to measure between-skill and within-skill variability as sources of contextual interference...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161931/what-are-the-trends-and-demographics-in-sports-related-pediatric-spinal-cord-injuries
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Vidushan Nadarajah, Julio J Jauregui, Dean Perfetti, Mark Shasti, Eugene Y Koh, R Frank Henn
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric spinal cord injury (PSCI) is a devastating injury that can cause significant long-term consequences. The purpose of this study is to calculate and report the prevalence of PSCI, identify risk factors for sports-related PSCI, and evaluate associated factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data sets of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) from 2000-2012 were analyzed using ICD-9-CM external cause of injury codes to identify the mechanism of injury contributing to PSCI hospitalization...
November 22, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161758/young-athletes-health-knowledge-system-qualitative-analysis-of-health-learning-processes-in-adolescent-sportspersons
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Laura I Rodríguez-Serrano, Toomas Timpka, Joakim Ekberg, Örjan Dahlström, Jenny Jacobsson
Recognized side effects on health associated with sports participation in youth include overtraining, doping, and exposure to harassment and violence. Many of these effects originate in contexts where young athletes are beginning to make decisions about their sports practices on their own. This study set out to explore knowledge and reasoning about health among adolescent athletes and to describe how health knowledge management structures are associated with different social systems. Qualitative data were collected from focus groups involving 65 young Swedish athletes aged 16 to 17 years...
November 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161071/risk-of-concussion-during-sports-versus-physical-education-among-new-mexico-middle-and-high-school-students
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Richard A Campbell, Stephanie A Gorman, Robert J Thoma, Robert D Annett, Christopher A McGrew, Ronald A Yeo, Andrew R Mayer, John H King, Andrew S Rowland
OBJECTIVES: To measure the risk of concussion among New Mexico middle and high school students during both sports and physical education. METHODS: Athletic directors or athletic trainers in 147 schools were asked to report the number of concussions occurring during sports and physical education in the 2013 to 2014 school year. We calculated 1-year cumulative incidence rates. RESULTS: Of the 147 schools, 99 responded (67%). During the school year, 598 students were removed from athletics because of a concussion, a 1-year cumulative incidence of 3...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157505/sports-related-concussion-acute-management-and-chronic-postconcussive-issues
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REVIEW
Navid Mahooti
Sports-related concussion (SRC) is a common problem in youth sports. Concussion may occur after a forceful hit to the body or head, resulting in transient neuropathological changes that spontaneously resolve with relative rest and activity modification in most patients. Most SRCs are effectively managed by primary care physicians and sports medicine specialists. In some cases, symptoms may persist and the child and adolescent psychiatrist may be consulted. This article reviews important background information regarding SRC and highlights a variety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options that consultant psychiatrists should know...
January 2018: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
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