Sports & Recreation Archives - BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit

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‘Active & Safe Central’: development of an online resource for the prevention of injury in sport and recreational activity


The objective of this project was to use an integrated knowledge translation approach to develop a digital platform that provides injury prevention information and resources across 51 sport and recreational activities.

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Does disallowing body checking in non-elite 13- to 14-year-old ice hockey leagues reduce rates of injury and concussion? A cohort study in two Canadian provinces


In this 2-year cohort study, Bantam non-elite ice hockey players were recruited from leagues where policy allowed body checking in games (Calgary/Edmonton 2014–2015, Edmonton 2015–2016) and where policy disallowed body checking (Kelowna/Vancouver 2014–2015, Calgary 2015–2016). Policy change disallowing body checking in non-elite Bantam ice hockey resulted in a 56% lower rate of injury. There is growing evidence that disallowing body checking in youth ice hockey is associated with fewer injuries….

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Landscapes for play: Effects of an intervention to promote nature-based risky play in early childhood centres


We examined the effects of an intervention to increase opportunities for nature and risky play in the outdoor play environments of two childcare centres using a repeated measures mixed methods design.

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Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion?


To reflect on the role of risk-taking and risky play in child development and consider recommendations for the injury prevention field, a symposium was held prior to the November 2013 Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference.

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Diffusion tensor imaging of sport related concussion in adolescents


This study sought to establish short-term changes in white-matter integrity after sports-related concussion in adolescents, and examine the association between changes in white-matter integrity and a clinical measure of concussion.

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