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Sport performance and perceived musculoskeletal stress, pain and discomfort in kitesurfing

Lina Lundgren (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors) ; Sofia Brorsson ; Marita Hilliges ; Anna-Lisa Osvalder (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors)
International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport (1474-8185). Vol. 11 (2011), p. 142-158.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

The purpose of this study was to obtain an overview of the specific movement patterns in kitesurfing, and the participants' perceptions of musculoskeletal stress, pain and discomfort. Task analysis and survey studies were used to provide an overview of the sport, and to identify problematic issues associated with the performance of the tasks. Three different methods were complimentary used for data collection: observations (n=8), a web questionnaire (n=206) and interviews (n=17). Participants were contacted through kitesurfing events and online forums. Their ages ranged from 16-62 years. The results showed that participants experienced high musculoskeletal stress for short times during a session (jumps, tricks and strong winds), and lower, static musculoskeletal stress over a longer time (crossing). High stress was most frequently perceived in abdominal muscles. Knees and feet were the sites most frequently experienced as painful, followed by the shoulders and elbows. This study provides additional information on the performance of kitesurfing and perceived musculoskeletal stress, pain and discomfort. The results can be used as input data to develop training methods and equipment for safe and comfortable performance.

Nyckelord: SPORT PERFORMANCE; MOVEMENT PATTERN; SURVEY



Denna post skapades 2011-05-23. Senast ändrad 2015-10-22.
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Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

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