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Seyedi M, Shahabi M, Elahi A. Musculoskeletal Injuries in Police Enforcement Trainees in the Pre-service Training Course of Iran. PTJ 2024; 14 (1) :53-64
URL: http://ptj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-616-en.html
1- Department of Sports Medicine, Sports Sciences Research Institute, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Sport Pathology and Corrective Exercises, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Human Technology in Sport and Medicine, Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopaedics, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
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Purpose: Intensive military training courses are among the programs and specialties of the police force. Musculoskeletal disorders in the military are one of the vital factors that keep people away from courses and shorten their service life. This research aims to measure the prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries in newly arrived students in the pre-service training course of the police force using the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center (OSTRC) questionnaire.
Methods: For this purpose, 124 soldiers with a mean age of 20.7 years, a mean height of 178.5 cm, a mean weight of 72.9 kg, and a mean activity per week for 3 hours and 19 minutes in one of the training barracks affiliated to the Tehran Police Force and were selected and completed the OSTRC questionnaire every month for 6 months. The research design of this study is epidemiology and the results are presented descriptively.
Results: The results of the research related to prevalence measurement on a monthly mean showed that ankles at 2.8%, knees at 2.2%, and waist at 1.8% respectively have the highest prevalence rates among soldiers. Also, among the harmful factors, the parade had the largest share with 22.5% and during 6 months, the second month had the highest number of injuries, and the sixth month had the lowest number of injuries. In terms of participation in exercises, 86.6% of soldiers participated in practical classes without any physical injuries during the six months. A total of 9.1% of the soldiers could not perform optimally and properly despite their full attendance in the practical classes due to physical injuries and finally, 3.8% of the participants, despite attending the practical classes, had to leave the class halfway due to the severity of the injury.
Conclusion: What is clear is that the most affected areas are the central area and the lower limbs, and the spine of the back, head, neck, and upper limbs were not among the most damaged areas. Finally, it seems that the prevalence rate among the soldiers in training courses is acceptable and close to the average of global statistics. However, it is required to take preventive measures as well as plan to add classes and specialized exercises to strengthen physical fitness and specialized exercises related to improving the conditions of damaged areas.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2023/11/25 | Accepted: 2023/12/4 | Published: 2024/01/1

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