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Epidemiology of physical injuries resulted from military training course
Najafi Mehri S. *, Sadeghian M., Tayyebi A., Karimi Zarchi A. A., Asgari A. R.
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  Aims: This study was conducted to assess the prevalence rate and causes of physical injuries among trainee personnel during the physical fitness practices course.

  Methods: In this retrospective-descriptive study, 5559 formal personnel who were trained in the three educational garrisons during the last three educational years (September 2005 to September 2007) were selected by census method and were analyzed as the sample of this study. Using a researcher-made questionnaire from the present records and documents based on diseases classification system, the data were collected, codified and finally analyzed by SPSS 15 software.

  Results: Most of injuries were musculoskeletal injuries (96.2%) and the most common type of injuries was superficial injuries (42.1%). The most often injured body area was the ankle and foot area (27.6%). Most injuries had been happened in sport hall (23.8%). The prevalence rate of given injuries during military training were the first (4.9%), second(2.5%) and third(3.2%) years. the most common causes of injury during the military training were slipping or falling during training activities (33.5%).

Conclusion: Musculoskeletal injuries were the major cause of referring to clinic and the most prevalence type of physical injuries in military personnel during the military trainings. Prevention is considered as the first step toward reducing the traumatic events.


Keywords: Keywords: Injury, Physical Training, Military Personnel, Epidemiology
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2009/04/6 | Published: 2010/07/15
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Najafi Mehri S., Sadeghian M., Tayyebi A., Karimi Zarchi A. A., Asgari A. R.. Epidemiology of physical injuries resulted from military training course. J Mil Med. 2010; 12 (2) :89-92
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