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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350553/role-strain-part-1-experiences-of-athletic-trainers-employed-in-the-professional-sports-setting
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Manual G Romero, William A Pitney, Kirk Brumels, Stephanie M Mazerolle
CONTEXT:   The demands and expectations of athletic trainers employed in professional sports settings (ATPSSs) have increased over the years. Meeting these demands and expectations may predispose the athletic trainer to workplace stress and ultimately role strain. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the concept of role strain among ATPSSs. DESIGN:   Sequential, explanatory mixed-methods study consisting of 2 phases: (1) population role-strain survey and (2) personal interviews...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350552/role-strain-part-2-perceptions-among-athletic-trainers-employed-in-the-professional-practice-setting
#2
Manual G Romero, William A Pitney, Stephanie M Mazerolle, Kirk Brumels
CONTEXT:   Athletic trainers (ATs) employed in the professional sports setting (ATPSSs) demonstrate moderate to high degrees of role strain. The experiences and perceptions of these ATs provide insight regarding the sources of role strain as well as ways to reduce it. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the perceptions of ATPSSs regarding role strain. DESIGN:   Qualitative study. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:   From a purposeful sampling of 389 ATs employed in the 5 major sport leagues (Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Basketball Association, National Football League, and National Hockey League), we identified 34 participants willing to participate in a phone interview...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341795/the-ability-to-provide-quality-chest-compressions-over-lacrosse-shoulder-pads
#3
Richard J Boergers, Thomas G Bowman, Monica Lininger
CONTEXT:   Performance of quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation is essential for improving patient outcomes. Performing compressions over football equipment inhibits compression depth and rate, but lacrosse equipment has not yet been studied. OBJECTIVE:   To assess the effect of lacrosse shoulder pads on the ability to provide quality chest compressions on simulation manikins. DESIGN:   Crossover study. SETTING:   Simulation laboratory...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332472/statistical-primer-for-athletic-trainers-the-essentials-of-understanding-measures-of-reliability-and-minimal-important-change
#4
Bryan L Riemann, Monica Lininger
OBJECTIVE:   To describe the concepts of measurement reliability and minimal important change. BACKGROUND:   All measurements have some magnitude of error. Because clinical practice involves measurement, clinicians need to understand measurement reliability. The reliability of an instrument is integral in determining if a change in patient status is meaningful. DESCRIPTION:   Measurement reliability is the extent to which a test result is consistent and free of error...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332470/a-school-based-neuromuscular-training-program-and-sport-related-injury-incidence-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#5
Kim D Barber Foss, Staci Thomas, Jane C Khoury, Gregory D Myer, Timothy E Hewett
CONTEXT:   An estimated 40 million school-aged children (age range = 5-18 years) participate annually in sports in the United States, generating approximately 4 million sport-related injuries and requiring 2.6 million emergency department visits at a cost of nearly $2 billion. OBJECTIVE:   To determine the effects of a school-based neuromuscular training (NMT) program on sport-related injury incidence across 3 sports at the high school and middle school levels, focusing particularly on knee and ankle injuries...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329116/concussion-symptom-underreporting-among-incoming-national-collegiate-athletic-association-division-i-college-athletes
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Fiona N Conway, Marianne Domingues, Robert Monaco, Laura M Lesnewich, Anne E Ray, Brandon L Alderman, Sabrina M Todaro, Jennifer F Buckman
OBJECTIVE: Accurate diagnosis of sport-related concussions relies heavily on truthful self-reporting of symptom severity. Previous studies have emphasized lack of knowledge as a factor in symptom nondisclosure. This study sought to examine concussion knowledge and the relationship of knowledge to reasons for symptom nondisclosure. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Data were collected during preparticipation athletic evaluations via electronic survey...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318167/a-comparison-of-cervical-spine-motion-after-immobilization-with-a-traditional-spine-board-and-full-body-vacuum-mattress-splint
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Brian E Etier, Grant E Norte, Megan M Gleason, Dustin L Richter, Kelli F Pugh, Keith B Thomson, Lindsay V Slater, Joe M Hart, Stephen F Brockmeier, David R Diduch
Background: The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) advocates for cervical spine immobilization on a rigid board or vacuum splint and for removal of athletic equipment before transfer to an emergency medical facility. Purpose: To (1) compare triplanar cervical spine motion using motion capture between a traditional rigid spine board and a full-body vacuum splint in equipped and unequipped athletes, (2) assess cervical spine motion during the removal of a football helmet and shoulder pads, and (3) evaluate the effect of body mass on cervical spine motion...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314903/national-athletic-trainers-association-position-statement-prevention-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Darin A Padua, Lindsay J DiStefano, Timothy E Hewett, William E Garrett, Stephen W Marshall, Grace M Golden, Sandra J Shultz, Susan M Sigward
OBJECTIVE:   To provide certified athletic trainers, physicians, and other health care and fitness professionals with recommendations based on current evidence regarding the prevention of noncontact and indirect-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in athletes and physically active individuals. BACKGROUND:   Preventing ACL injuries during sport and physical activity may dramatically decrease medical costs and long-term disability. Implementing ACL injury-prevention training programs may improve an individual's neuromuscular control and lower extremity biomechanics and thereby reduce the risk of injury...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309026/sound-exposure-of-healthcare-professionals-working-with-a-university-marching-band
#9
Jeffrey A Russell, Moegi Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: Music-induced hearing disorders are known to result from exposure to excessive levels of music of different genres. Marching band music, with its heavy emphasis on brass and percussion, is one type that is a likely contributor to music-induced hearing disorders, although specific data on sound pressure levels of marching bands have not been widely studied. Furthermore, if marching band music does lead to music-induced hearing disorders, the musicians may not be the only individuals at risk...
January 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308845/physiological-and-technical-commitment-during-a-300-m-in-line-skating-trial-in-athletes-of-different-age-categories
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Pietro L Invernizzi, Raffaele Scurati, Matteo Crotti, Andrea Bosio, Stefano Longo, Fabio Esposito
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the differences in strength, technique and time performance in in-line skaters of three age categories during a 300 m trial. Possible correlations among these variables were also assessed. METHODS: Thirty-six elite in-line skaters (Cadets, Juniors and Seniors, n=12 each; 14±1, 16±1, and 24±6 years of age, respectively) performed a 300-m trial on an outdoor oval track. Total time (Ttot), 100-m fractions and duration of each skating technique (initial acceleration phase, straight push and cross-over) were recorded...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289396/assessment-of-elbow-torque-and-other-parameters-during-the-pitching-motion-comparison-of-fastball-curveball-and-change-up
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Eric C Makhni, Vincent A Lizzio, Fabien Meta, Jeffrey P Stephens, Kelechi R Okoroha, Vasilios Moutzouros
PURPOSE: To assess the precision of a new wearable device in detecting medial elbow torque during the pitching motion in competitive baseball pitchers and to determine the differences in torque across pitch types and thrower demographic characteristics. METHODS: High school and collegiate baseball pitchers were recruited from August 1, 2016, to January 31, 2017, through direct request by athletic trainers and coaches. Body dimensions and throwing arm measurements of the participants were collected...
December 27, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251536/collegiate-athletic-trainers-knowledge-of-the-female-athlete-triad-and-relative-energy-deficiency-in-sport
#12
Emily Kroshus, J D DeFreese, Zachary Y Kerr
CONTEXT:   The female athlete triad (Triad) and relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) specify the consequences of energy imbalance. Athletic trainers (ATs) are positioned to identify athletes who are fueling themselves inadequately and experiencing related health and performance consequences. OBJECTIVE:   To assess the knowledge of collegiate ATs about the Triad and RED-S and to examine variability in related screening and referral behaviors among National Collegiate Athletic Association divisions...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251535/validation-of-the-professional-identity-and-values-scale-among-an-athletic-trainer-population
#13
Christianne M Eason, Stephanie M Mazerolle, Craig R Denegar, Laura Burton, Jennifer McGarry
CONTEXT:   Forming a professional identity is a process by which an individual achieves an awareness of his or her own self-concept in with the context of the profession. Identity in relation to an individual's profession includes the ability to articulate the role as a professional and professional philosophy. Professional identity has been studied extensively in other fields, but currently no professional identity scales have been validated within the athletic training profession...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251534/the-organizational-climate-in-collegiate-athletics-an-athletic-trainer-s-perspective
#14
Stephanie M Mazerolle, Christianne M Eason
CONTEXT:   An organizational climate is largely based on an employee's perceptions of the working conditions in which he or she engages regularly. A multifaceted concept, the organizational climate is often formed by perceptions of employee welfare, rewards, and support. Achieving work-life balance is also a part of the climate. OBJECTIVE:   To learn collegiate athletic trainers' perceptions of organizational climate and specifically how it may pertain to their work-life balance...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239994/effects-of-judo-training-on-bones-a-systematic-literature-review
#15
Simone Ciaccioni, Giancarlo Condello, Flavia Guidotti, Laura Capranica
The aim of this study was to provide a systematic literature review on the osteogenic effects of judo (PROSPERO: CRD42016041803). The online search was conducted according to the inclusion criteria: observational studies and clinical/interventional trials in English from inception to June 2016; bone health, mineral density (BMD), diameters, impact force and turnover markers (BTM) outcomes. Thirty-four studies were included and graded for their methodological quality ("fair" quality: 79.4%). The most used assessment method (44...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227730/physical-and-performance-characteristics-related-to-unintentional-musculoskeletal-injury-in-special-forces-operators-a-prospective-analysis
#16
Nicholas R Heebner, John P Abt, Mita Lovalekar, Kim Beals, Timothy C Sell, Jeffery Morgan, Shawn Kane, Scott Lephart
CONTEXT:   Seventy-seven percent of musculoskeletal injuries sustained by United States Army Special Forces Operators are preventable. Identification of predictive characteristics will promote the development of screening methods to augment injury-prevention programs. OBJECTIVE:   To determine physical and performance characteristics that predict musculoskeletal injuries. SETTING:   Clinical laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:   A total of 95 Operators (age = 32...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189471/a-novel-approach-to-reducing-workers-compensation-costs-in-a-multicenter-hospital-system
#17
Paul A Ullucci, Joseph Scott, Bradley Silverman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of an injury prevention and monitoring program implemented by athletic trainers to reduce workers compensation costs in a hospital system with multiple centers and locations. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of workers compensation claims (ie, lost days, light days, and incurred costs) was performed to compare injury data from 2 years before to 2 years after the start of the program. RESULTS: The program significantly reduced the organization's incurred costs by 46...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189341/normative-data-set-of-sway-balance-mobile-assessment-in-pediatric-athletes
#18
Stevi L Anderson, Dustin Gatens, Colette Glatts, Stephen A Russo
OBJECTIVE: To examine and describe normative values for an objective, mobile measure of postural stability commonly used in concussion assessments, SWAY Balance (SWAY Medical, Tulsa, Oklahoma). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of baseline balance assessments in a healthy pediatric population. SETTING: Baseline assessments completed by certified athletic trainers at an outpatient concussion center or sports medicine offices in Philadelphia, PA and surrounding suburban Pennsylvania and New Jersey or during an athletic trainer's baseline assessment of collegiate athletes at a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-II University in Fort Lauderdale, FL...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182376/perceptions-of-work-life-balance-practices-offered-in-the-collegiate-practice-setting
#19
Stephanie M Mazerolle, Christianne M Eason, Lindsey E Eberman
CONTEXT:   Organizational factors have been identified as barriers to finding work-life balance (WLB) in athletic training. Despite the existence of organizational policies to address WLB, little is known about athletic trainers' (ATs') awareness of these policies that could assist them. OBJECTIVE:   To better understand the perceptions of ATs regarding the workplace practices available to them, which may help them achieve WLB. DESIGN:   Phenomenologic design...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182375/multilevel-examination-of-job-satisfaction-and-career-intentions-of-collegiate-athletic-trainers-a-quantitative-approach
#20
Christianne M Eason, Stephanie M Mazerolle, Craig R Denegar, William A Pitney, Jennifer McGarry
CONTEXT:   Recent employment data from collegiate athletic training settings have demonstrated departure trends among men and women. These trends have been hypothesized to be related to work-life balance. However, work-life balance is only 1 aspect of a myriad of factors. Due to the complex nature of the work-life interface, a multilevel examination is needed to better understand the precipitators of departure. OBJECTIVE:   To quantitatively examine factors that may influence collegiate athletic trainers' (ATs') job satisfaction and career intentions via a multilevel examination of the work-life interface...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
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