The purpose of this study is to explore the common sport injuries sustained by the Physical Education Department students in Al-Quds University. Two researchers have conducted the study based on a sample comprising of 100 male and female students and constituting 34% of the total number of students enrolled in the Physical Education Department. The researchers formulated a questionnaire for the data collection. The findings of the study demonstrate that: - Among male's body parts which are the most vulnerable to sport injuries, the ankle joint is ranked highest occurring type at a percentage of 10.51%. The thigh injury is ranked the second occurring at a percentage of 9.61%. The knee injury joint is ranked the third at a percentage of 6.32%. While among female body the most vulnerable parts to sport injuries is the forearm which is ranked the highest occurring at a percentage of 4.80%. The thigh and ankle injurees are ranked the second occurring type at a percentage of 4.50%, and leg is ranked the third at a percentage of 3.60%. - In regard to the most common sport injuries among males, muscle tear is ranked the first at a percentage of 12.31%. Muscle contusions are ranked the second at a percentage of 11.41%. Muscle torsions are ranked the third at a percentage of 8.11%. When it comes to females, muscle contusions are ranked the first at a percentage of 12.31%, wounds and abrasions are ranked the second at a percentage of 4.50%, and muscle tears and contractions are ranked the third with 3.90%. - When it comes to the causes of sport injuries, inappropriate training ground is ranked the first cause with such cases constituting a percentage of 22.8% out of the total number of injuries. Lack of sufficient warming-up is ranked the second constituting a percentage of 17.4% of the total number of injuries. Lack of appropriate conduct by the students is ranked the third constituting a percentage of 9.9% of the total number of injuries. - When it comes to sport injuries sustained during individual-based games, the thigh injuries are ranked the first constituting a percentage of 4.80%, injuries sustained by the ankle are ranked the second with such cases constituting a percentage of 4.20%, and injuries sustained by the knee joint are ranked the third with such cases constituting a percentage of 3.60%. - When it comes to sport injuries sustained during group-based games, ankle injuries are ranked the first constituting a percentage of 10.81%, injuries sustained by the thigh joint are ranked the second constituting a percentage of 9.31%, and injuries sustained by the forearm are ranked the third constituting a percentage of 6.31%. - This study recommends paying attention to and maintaining the floor of the sports fields during trainings and tournaments and making sure that no obstacles that could cause sports injuries emerge. It also recommends paying attention to carrying out periodic comprehensive medical examinations for the Physical Education Department students at Al-Quds University, and developing awareness about the protection against and treatment of sports injuries through delivering general and specialized lectures.
Hamarsheh, Abdelsalam and Shaheen, Waleed
"Common Sport Injuries Sustained by the Physical Education Department Students at Al-Quds University,"
An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities): Vol. 29
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/anujr_b/vol29/iss1/7