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Low Back Pain in Young Basketball and Floorball Players

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, September 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (60th percentile)

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Low Back Pain in Young Basketball and Floorball Players
Published in
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, September 2016
DOI 10.1097/jsm.0000000000000263
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Kati Pasanen, Marleena Rossi, Jari Parkkari, Pekka Kannus, Ari Heinonen, Kari Tokola, Grethe Myklebust


The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of low back pain (LBP) in young female and male basketball and floorball players. Cross-sectional study. Nine basketball teams and 9 floorball teams from Tampere city district, Finland. Four hundred one young female and male players (mean age: 15.8 ± 1.9 years). Age, gender, sport, and family history of musculoskeletal disorders were assessed as risk factors for LBP. Adjustment was made on team level to avoid random effects associated with a team. Information of players' background factors and LBP episodes was collected by a structured questionnaire. Forty-four percentage of the basketball players and 62% of floorball players had suffered from LBP during the previous 12 months. Prevalence of LBP during the previous year was significantly higher among floorball players (P = 0.001). In both sports, prevalence of pain symptoms was the highest during the competitive playing season. Family history of musculoskeletal disorders [OR (odds ratio), 2.02, 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.22-3.34] and higher age (OR, 1.22, 95% CI, 1.05-1.41) were associated with LBP in players. The study attested that LBP is a relatively common complaint in young team sport players. Targeted measures to examine causes, risk factors, and prevention of LBP in youth sports are needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Unknown 59 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 15%
Researcher 6 10%
Student > Master 6 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 11 18%
Unknown 14 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 27%
Sports and Recreations 14 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 21%
Social Sciences 1 2%
Neuroscience 1 2%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 14 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 September 2016.
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