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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B

Cross sectional survey to assess the availability, accessibility in providing medical and dental services for traumatic injuries and knowledge of sports coaches, in sport academies of Hyderabad city, India


Author(s): Dr. M Monica, Dr. P Parthasarathi Reddy, Md. Shakeel Anjum, Dr. K Yadav Rao, Dr. B Prathibha and Dr. N Sindhu

Abstract:
Background: A sport’s academy is a specialized training field for sport activities. Traumatic injury is a term which refers to physical injuries of sudden onset and severity, which requires immediate medical attention.
Aims and Objectives: To assess the availability, accessibility and knowledge of coaches to medical and dental services in sports academies of Hyderabad city.
Methodology: A cross sectional survey was conducted on coaches of sports academies in Hyderabad city, using a pretested and self-structured questionnaire given to coaches and the collected data was subjected to statistical analysis.
Results: A total of 101 coaches participated from 21 types of sports in various academies. About 51.1% of coaches encountered traumatic injuries frequently in athletes. Only 17.8% of sports academies had a physician and only 2% had appointed a dentist at sports academy. 89.1% of coaches told they had to travel a distance of less than 5kms to hospital. 75% of the coaches had received training in first aid and management of injuries. 59.4% of the coaches had knowledge in Basic Life Support. Only 15.8% of coaches promoted the use of mouth guards by athletes.
Conclusion: It was found that the sports academies were having insufficient medical and dental care services and there is a need for increasing the healthcare facilities at sports coaching academies of Hyderabad. Coaches had good knowledge in managing the injuries but need periodic training for performing at emergencies.



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Dr. M Monica, Dr. P Parthasarathi Reddy, Md. Shakeel Anjum, Dr. K Yadav Rao, Dr. B Prathibha and Dr. N Sindhu. Cross sectional survey to assess the availability, accessibility in providing medical and dental services for traumatic injuries and knowledge of sports coaches, in sport academies of Hyderabad city, India. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2018; 5(5): 95-99.
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