Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(5): 883-888

Exercise-related injuries among female gym members in Qassim 2019

Authors: Yasser Alwabli, Khadijah AlRuwaili, Maram Alghadoni, Lujain Alsaleh.

ABSTRACT

Background: Physical exercise is one of the essential activities people can do to improve their health and is a necessary asset for healthy aging. However, over-exercising may lead to an increase in the range of acute and overuse musculoskeletal injuries. The aim of this study was to estimate the extent of exercise-related injuries and evaluate the common types of those injuries among female gym members in the Qassim region. Methodology: In this prevalence study, we targeted women attending gym centers in the Qasism region. A structured questionnaire was delivered online and 247 respondents completed the questionnaire. The main outcome measured were self-reported injuries, their location, and type. Results: Of the respondents, 49% of them responded yes, they have injuries and, on the other hand, 51% had no injuries. There was no difference in the frequency of injuries between members who were trained by a trainer and those who are not (p-value = 0.788). Injuries varied according to body mass index (BMI). Injuries by anatomic location were counted as: injuries of the ankle (20.9%), the second most common location was the knee (19.0%), and the third most common location was the thigh (15.7%). The most common injury by body part was the injury of the muscles (55.7%) and most of these injuries were muscle strains (52.2%). Other less common injuries included ankle sprains and traumas that led to different bruises. Conclusion: Physical activity is an important component in improving and maintaining health; however, injury is also an accompanying risk, and since the physical exercise trend is increasing among females in Saudi Arabia, we need more effective injury prevention methods.

Keywords:
Female gym members, exercise-related injuries, sport injury, sport club


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Authors
Yasser Alwabli
Assistant professor of orthopedic surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Khadijah AlRuwaili
Medical student, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Maram Alghadoni
Medical student, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Lujain Alsaleh
Medical student, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Khadijah Al Ruwaili, Medical student, Qassim University, College of Medicine. Qassim, Saudi Arabia.; 351204517@qu.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 07 Mar 2020
Accepted 17 Apr 2020
Published online 26 Apr 2020
Published in print 16 May 2020

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Alwabli Y, AlRuwaili K, Alghadoni M, Alsaleh L. Exercise-related injuries among female gym members in Qassim 2019. IJMDC. 2020; 4(5): 883-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1583451120


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Alwabli Y, AlRuwaili K, Alghadoni M, Alsaleh L. Exercise-related injuries among female gym members in Qassim 2019. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=90866 [Access: June 03, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1583451120


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Alwabli Y, AlRuwaili K, Alghadoni M, Alsaleh L. Exercise-related injuries among female gym members in Qassim 2019. IJMDC. 2020; 4(5): 883-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1583451120


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Alwabli Y, AlRuwaili K, Alghadoni M, Alsaleh L. Exercise-related injuries among female gym members in Qassim 2019. IJMDC. (2020), [cited June 03, 2020]; 4(5): 883-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1583451120


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Alwabli, Y., AlRuwaili, . K., Alghadoni, . M. & Alsaleh, . L. (2020) Exercise-related injuries among female gym members in Qassim 2019. IJMDC, 4 (5), 883-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1583451120


Turabian Style

Alwabli, Yasser, Khadijah AlRuwaili, Maram Alghadoni, and Lujain Alsaleh. 2020. Exercise-related injuries among female gym members in Qassim 2019. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (5), 883-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1583451120


Chicago Style

Alwabli, Yasser, Khadijah AlRuwaili, Maram Alghadoni, and Lujain Alsaleh. "Exercise-related injuries among female gym members in Qassim 2019." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 883-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1583451120


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alwabli, Yasser, Khadijah AlRuwaili, Maram Alghadoni, and Lujain Alsaleh. "Exercise-related injuries among female gym members in Qassim 2019." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.5 (2020), 883-888. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1583451120


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alwabli, Y., AlRuwaili, . K., Alghadoni, . M. & Alsaleh, . L. (2020) Exercise-related injuries among female gym members in Qassim 2019. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (5), 883-888. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1583451120


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