meet PA guidelines. 5 This suggests an urgent need for intervention to improve children’s PA. The availability of play equipment at home is modifiable and could be targeted in interventions. The home is the most proximal and influential environment for children and is a prime context for intervention
Katrina M. Moss, Annette J. Dobson, Kimberley L. Edwards, Kylie D. Hesketh, Yung-Ting Chang, and Gita D. Mishra
Navin Kaushal, Kathy Berlin, and Martin S. Hagger
determinants included the availability of exercise equipment and its features, specifically, equipment size and presence were found to predict its usage ( Claes et al., 2017 ; Kaushal & Rhodes, 2014 ; Swartz et al., 2017 ). An equipment feature that has become more popular is the option for individuals to
Shota Tanaka, Hiroki Ueta, Ryo Sagisaka, Shuji Sakanashi, Takahiro Hara, and Hideharu Tanaka
Kendo, one of the traditional, equipment-intensive Japanese sports, is widely engaged in by participants of all ages. Kendo uses facemasks (Men in Japanese) and protectors. There are 1,889,261 registered Dan (a ranking system that is attained by a Kendo player) holders. 1 Sudden cardiac arrest
Richard J. Boergers, Thomas G. Bowman, Nicole Sgherza, Marguerite Montjoy, Melanie Lu, and Christopher W. O’Brien
Key Points ▸ Lack of personnel and training are barriers for prehospital equipment removal. ▸ Athletic trainers do not frequently practice equipment removal with emergency medical services (EMS). ▸ Athletic trainers do not have confidence in EMS equipment removal skills. One of the primary roles of
Hyeonho Yu, Pamela H. Kulinna, and Shannon C. Mulhearn
’ PA levels during recess and the relationship (correlations) between recess variables (ie, recess duration, equipment, temperature, playground size, play space, the total number of students attending the school, fixed equipment, playground markings, seating, and supervision). Equipment and play space
Michael Alcorn, Gashaw Abeza, and Norm O’Reilly
cons associated with the numerous factors (e.g., equipment, travel, registration, competition entries, and club-specific characteristics) that impact her choice of which club to compete for in the upcoming summer. Rebecca also needs to consider her living situation at each club, including her housing
Jason Laurendeau, Tiffany Higham, and Danielle Peers
In October 2018, Canadian outdoor recreation retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) sent ripples through the outdoorsy communities in Canada with a social media statement framed around the following provocative question “Do white people dominate the outdoors?” ( Labistour, 2018 ). The statement
Jonathan S. Akins, Nicholas R. Heebner, Mita Lovalekar, and Timothy C. Sell
Ankle ligament sprains are the most common injury in soccer. The high rate of these injuries demonstrates a need for novel data collection methodologies. Therefore, soccer shoes and shin guards were instrumented with inertial sensors to measure ankle joint kinematics in the field. The purpose of this study was to assess test-retest reliability and concurrent criterion validity of a kinematic assessment using the instrumented soccer equipment. Twelve soccer athletes performed athletic maneuvers in the laboratory and field during 2 sessions. In the laboratory, ankle joint kinematics were simultaneously measured with the instrumented equipment and a conventional motion analysis system. Reliability was assessed using ICC and validity was assessed using correlation coefficients and RMSE. While our design criteria of good test-retest reliability was not supported (ICC > .80), sagittal plane ICCs were mostly fair to good and similar to motion analysis results; and sagittal plane data were valid (r = .90−.98; RMSE < 5°). Frontal and transverse plane data were not valid (r < .562; RMSE > 3°). Our results indicate that the instrumented soccer equipment can be used to measure sagittal plane ankle joint kinematics. Biomechanical studies support the utility of sagittal plane measures for lower extremity injury prevention.
Jennifer L. Huberty, Michael W. Beets, Aaron Beighle, Pedro F. Saint-Maurice, and Greg Welk
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Ready for Recess, an elementary school recess intervention targeting staff training (ST) or providing recreational equipment (EQ) separately, and the combination (EQ+ST) on physical activity (PA).
Participants were children attending 1 of 12 elementary schools (grades 3rd–6th) included in the study. Separate analytical models were used to evaluate the effects of the intervention conditions on children’s accelerometry and direct observation derived PA measures.
Boys and girls were measured using accelerometry (n = 667). Boys in EQ+ST increased their MVPA by 14.1% while ST decreased their MVPA by –13.5%. Girls in ST decreased their MVPA by –11.4%. Neither boys nor girls in EQ increased their time spent in MVPA. A total of 523 (boys) and 559 (girls) observations were collected. For boys’ and girls’ sedentary and vigorous activity there were no significant main effects for treatment condition, time, or treatment condition-by-time effects.
Environmental modifications are only as strong as the staff that implements them. Supervision, if not interactive, may be detrimental to PA participation, especially in girls. Research related to staff training for encouragement and promotion of PA coupled with appropriate use of equipment during recess is warranted.
Marion E. Hambrick, Mary A. Hums, Glenna G. Bower, and Eli A. Wolff
Elite athletes require the most advanced sports equipment to maintain their competitive edge, but manufacturers cannot always satisfy these athletes’ specific equipment needs. Sport involvement can influence sports-equipment selections and is described as the process by which individuals rely on attitudes and belief systems to make sports-related consumption decisions. This study involved semistructured interviews with 5 elite Parasport athletes to identify and analyze the role of sport involvement in their selection of sports equipment. The results revealed that the athletes identified product limitations, created a collaborative environment, and promoted a culture of innovation to develop new sports products and address existing limitations. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.