The characteristics of Poland’s alpine skier’s (students) related to the frequency of accidents

Keywords: Alpine skiing, skier, accident, injury, prevention

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this research was to record the characteristics of Poland’s alpine skier’s (students) in relation to the frequency of accidents. In this research 66 skiers participated (50 men and 16 women). Methods: The specimens came by recreational skiers (beginners - advanced) in the ski resort in Passo Tonale (Italy). The research material came from analysis of completed questionnaires from 66 Polish skiers. They have recorded four categories of factors: a) individual factors b) factors of preparation in the snow in relation to injuries c) factors of preparation in dry ground in relation to injuries d) factors of injuries. Results: About 6,3% Polish skiers respondents had in the past, an accident in alpine skiing. In the Polish population the number of beginner skiers is overriding, with a few years of training in skiing, however with several days training a year using a ski instructor teacher for warming up and individual form of learning. Conclusions: Skiers who don’t had physical fitness preparation before the winter season, had a greater percentage of accidents and injuries. Polish skiers usually had limb injuries lower extremities (sprains) due to the reckless of the skiers.

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Author Biographies

P.H. Aschenbrenner, J. Sniadecki University of Gdansk, School of Physical Education and Sport
1 Gorskiego Str., 80-336 Gdansk, Poland
V.F. Giovanis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Physical Education and Sport Science
(Corresponding author) vgiovan@phed.uoa.gr; 41 Ethnikis Antistassis Str., Daphne 17237, Athens, Greece

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2018-08-28
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Aschenbrenner P, Giovanis V. The characteristics of Poland’s alpine skier’s (students) related to the frequency of accidents. Physical education of students. 2018;22(4):167-74. https://doi.org/10.15561/20755279.2018.0401
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