The prevalence of injury in volleyball is considered lower than in other team sports, such as basketball, handball, or soccer. 1 , 2 These differences are thought to be the consequence of the noncontact nature of volleyball. 3 , 4 However, volleyball injuries accounted for 5.3% of all sports
Álvaro Cuñado-González, Aitor Martín-Pintado-Zugasti, and Ángel L. Rodríguez-Fernández
Hiromichi Usuki, Nealy Grandgenett, Sofia Jawed-Wessel, Adam B. Rosen, and Melanie L. McGrath
information: prevalence and recent injury history. A “current injury” (prevalence) was identified by asking, “Do you currently have an injury that occurred as a result of BJJ?”, while a “resolved injury” (recent injury history) was identified by asking, “Have you experienced an injury as a result of BJJ at
Samantha M. Ross, Ellen Smit, Joonkoo Yun, Kathleen Bogart, Bridget Hatfield, and Samuel W. Logan
children without visual impairments, per parental report. 10 In contrast, the prevalence of meeting PA guidelines was observed to be comparable between children receiving special education services and their peers. 11 A recent meta-analysis strengthened the evidence that children with disabilities
Richard Tahtinen, Hafrun Kristjansdottir, Daniel T. Olason, and Robert Morris
is now an empirically grounded consensus that athletes are a unique population challenged by a range of generic and sport-specific stressors ( Küttel & Larsen, 2019 ; Reardon et al., 2019 ; Wolanin et al., 2015 ) and that prevalence rates of depressive symptoms in athletes may be comparable with
Sandra A. Ham, Caroline A. Macera, Deborah A. Jones, Barbara E. Ainsworth, and Kathleen M. Turczyn
To explore among demographic groups the differences in prevalence estimates of physical activity that may occur as a result of differences in survey design characteristics, including question wording, placement, and examples of activities.
We compared responses to similar physical activity instruments administered to large samples of adults in 1999 (n = 9,775), 2000 (n = 32,374), and 1999–2000 (n = 7,529). The questions assessed participation in non-occupational physical activity at vigorous and moderate intensities. Surveys used in-person or telephone interviews.
The prevalence of recommended levels of physical activity (i.e., ≥3 days and ≥20 min vigorous activities or ≥5 days and ≥30 min moderate activities) varied 10% across 3 surveys. Although survey design characteristics varied, higher prevalence was associated with the use of examples to measure multiple domains of activity and question order.
Measuring multiple domains is important for assessing health-related physical activity. These results suggest that physical activity measurement varies with question and survey design characteristics.
Lisa Price, Katrina Wyatt, Jenny Lloyd, Charles Abraham, Siobhan Creanor, Sarah Dean, and Melvyn Hillsdon
Understanding the prevalence of physical activity (PA) in children is important to the design of population-level health promotion initiatives. 1 It is recommended that children achieve a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) on each day of the week 2 , 3 to
Dafna Merom, Heather Bowles, and Adrian Bauman
Walking is the most prevalent form of leisure time physical activity (LTPA). Advances in measurement of walking depend on understanding sources of error in self report. We examined the effect of prompting “walking for exercise, recreation, and sport” (WERS) upon surveillance estimates of LTPA and assessed what types of walking were recalled when reporting LTPA generally and when WERS was prompted specifically.
Data were collected by telephone survey from a random sample of 3,415 Australian adults (≥15yrs). Respondents were asked first to recall any type of LTPA they participated in (unprompted) and if walking was not mentioned, WERS was prompted. All walkers were asked to describe the type of walking they did. Open-ended responses were categorized according to physical activity measurement dimensions.
Forty three percent did not report WERS unless prompted to do so. The prevalence of meeting recommendations by all LTPA was reduced by 10% for both genders and across all age groups if not prompted to recall WERS. The interpretation of WERS was broad and included travel related walking and dog walking whether unprompted or prompted.
Current challenges in walking surveillance include ensuring that both researchers and respondents understand WERS in a standardized manner.
JooYong Park, Aesun Shin, Miyoung Lee, Jaesung Choi, Minkyo Song, Yeonjung Kim, Jong-koo Lee, Daehee Kang, and Ji-Yeob Choi
prevalence of PA is important for providing data for setting health goals, monitoring trends, identifying high-risk groups, creating awareness, developing and evaluating programs, and supporting policy and legislation. 7 With various efforts of surveillance systems to monitor and comprehend PA behaviors
Hayley Guiney, Michael Keall, and Liana Machado
missing. First, jackknife proportions ( Kott, 1998 ) were calculated to estimate the overall prevalence of each predictor and dependent variable, as well as the proportions of respondents in each characteristic group who were physically inactive or who met the physical activity guidelines. Second
Victoria Sanborn, Lauren Todd, Hanna Schmetzer, Nasha Manitkul-Davis, John Updegraff, and John Gunstad
There is growing recognition of the high prevalence of mental health symptoms in athletes. Many organizations have recently published a consensus or position statement on this important topic, including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine ( Chang et al., 2020 ). Conditions like anxiety