Next Article in Journal
Risk, Stigma, Trustworthiness, and Citizen Participation—A Multifaceted Analysis of Media Coverage of Dioxin Contamination in Midland, Michigan
Previous Article in Journal
High-Intensity Interval Training Versus Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training in Middle-Aged and Older Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial of the Acute Effects of Treadmill Walking on Glycemic Control
Open AccessArticle

A Retrospective Investigation on Age and Gender Differences of Injuries in DanceSport

Faculty of Sport, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Faculty of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT, UK
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(21), 4164;
Received: 25 August 2019 / Revised: 1 October 2019 / Accepted: 28 October 2019 / Published: 29 October 2019
In spite of the extensive research on incidence site and type of injury in ballet and modern dancers, limited studies on injury in DanceSport have been reported. Therefore, this study determined retrospectively (within last 12 months) incidence, severity, site and type of injury, between gender and age-class in DanceSport. Participants were 97 international sport-dancers (female, 41; male, 56). Sixty-six (69%) dancers reported 96 injuries (1.00 (range = 4)) injuries per dancer) and an injury incidence of 1.7 (range = 14) per 1000 h. Females revealed significantly higher median injury incidence (females, 2.6 (range = 14); males, 1.9 (range = 9), p < 0.05) than males. A total of 61.5% of all injuries recorded were traumatic with a significant gender difference (Wald chi-square = 11.616, df = 1, p < 0.01). Injury severity was 3 (range 240) days with an interaction effect between gender and age-class (Wald chi-square = 251.374, df = 3, p < 0.001). Meanwhile, 72.3% of the dancers reported not including sport specific exercises besides dancing. These findings show gender and age-class differences in injury incidence, type and severity. Therefore, to reduce the likelihood of injuries, the implementation of supplemental DanceSport specific exercises that also considers the gender and age-class anatomical, functional, and choreographic demand differences in the training program should be recognized. View Full-Text
Keywords: injuries; dance; ballroom; incidence; age injuries; dance; ballroom; incidence; age
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Premelč, J.; Vučković, G.; James, N.; Dimitriou, L. A Retrospective Investigation on Age and Gender Differences of Injuries in DanceSport. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4164.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Back to TopTop