Special Issue "Mountain Sports Activities: Injuries and Prevention"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: exercise physiology with emphasis on mountain sports activities; physiological and pathophysiological effects of altitude and hypoxia; epidemiology and prevention of accidents and emergencies in skiing and mountaineering; life-style interventions in health and disease, primarily focussing on exercise, environmental and nutritional aspects
Popularity of mountain sports activities is steeply increasing all over the world and particularly in the Alps. Millions of people are practicing one or more recreational sports like downhill or cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering, mountain hiking, rock or ice climbing, high-altitude mountaineering, mountain biking, paragliding, etc. Although it is indisputable that leisure-time exercise is generally associated with health benefits, especially outdoor activities also bear an inherent risk of injury due to both objective and subjective risk factors. Whereas many epidemiological data are available on the prevalence of injuries during different recreational mountain sports activities, much less is known on risk factors, causes and mechanisms of such injuries and even less on the outcomes of targeted preventive measures.
This Special Issue seeks research papers on injuries occurring during various types of recreational mountain sport activities, focusing on risk factors, underlying causes and mechanisms, outcomes of and/or suggestions for prevention studies. We especially encourage the submission of interdisciplinary work and multi-country collaborative research. We welcome original research papers as well as systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
Prof. Dr. Martin Burtscher
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- Public health aspects of mountain sports activities
- Prevalence, risk factors, causes and mechanisms of injuries during various types of mountain sports activities
- Outcomes of and suggestions for targeted injury prevention