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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part G

Prevalence of volleyball-related musculoskeletal injuries among university players: A search for Ethiopian public universities


Author(s): Ephrem Tamrat Desalegn, Mesay Dessalegn Zenebe and Mohammed Endris Wusen

Abstract: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of injuries sustained by beginner and experienced volleyball players of a club in the Ethiopian public universities in one season from October 2012 to February 2013. An exploratory, descriptive, retrospective design was used for this study on 360 volleyball players on the public universities Volleyball Clubs. A self–administered questionnaire was used for the present study. A response rate of 96.3% was obtained. The incidence rate was 3.57 injuries per player. Injuries prevalence was higher among female players 4.35 than male players 2.9. Ankle and finger injuries showed the highest injury prevalence. In the present study 17.22% volleyball players sustained an injury during the season on both competition and match. Of those who sustained injuries, 45.16% were males and 54.84% were females. The occurrence of injuries on players, were 74.19% during match and, 25.81% occurred during team training. In this study Players were injured during blocking and setting activities.
The majority of injured players sustained injuries in the lower extremities was 62.9%, and the upper limbs was 37.1%. Majority of injuries were strain followed by ankle, finger and thumb dislocation. Most injuries occurred during the execution of wrong technique followed by steps on other’s foot.


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How to cite this article:
Ephrem Tamrat Desalegn, Mesay Dessalegn Zenebe and Mohammed Endris Wusen. Prevalence of volleyball-related musculoskeletal injuries among university players: A search for Ethiopian public universities. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(3): 608-613.
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