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Cahalan R;Kearney P;Ni Bhriain O;Redding E;Quin E;McLaughlin LC;O' Sullivan K;
Physical Therapy In Sport : Official Journal Of The Association Of Chartered Physiotherapists In Sports Medicine
Dance exposure, wellbeing and injury in collegiate Irish and contemporary dancers: A prospective study.
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Dance exposure and determinants of wellness in Irish dance (ID) and contemporary dance (CD) are under-investigated in pre-professional, collegiate cohorts. This study prospectively investigated these variables in ID and CD participants for one year. Prospective study. University-level institutes of dance, United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland. Fifty (ID=21, CD=29) full time students of dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, (UK) and the University of Limerick, Ireland. Weekly hours of dance, general health, sleep quality, injury defined as "any pain or injury that impacted upon their ability to dance". Dance exposure varied considerably for both genres across the year. CD participants danced for more hours weekly (p<0.001). Overall injury incidence (time-loss and non-time-loss) was 10.6 and 8.4 injuries per 1000h dancing for ID and CD groups respectively. 70.4% of injuries were non-time-loss. Better sleep (p=0.007) and general health (p<0.001) scores were negatively correlated with days lost/impacted by injury. CD participants reported a significantly higher dance exposure in the week prior to a time-loss injury than during the previous four weeks (p=0.044). Dance exposure is erratic in these cohorts with dancers frequently performing when injured. Poor sleep, general health, and increased dance exposure may be associated with injury.
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