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Mountain Biking Events: <br />Presentation Characteristics and <br />Medical Needs<br />Mr Jamie Ranse:  Research Coordina...
Overview<br />Background<br />Objectives<br />Method<br />Results<br />Discussion<br />
Background<br />Mountain biking increasing in popularity<br />North American and European studies<br />Incidence of injury...
Objectives<br />Evaluate injury type and frequency, and factors influencing these, in Australian mountain bike riders.<br ...
Method<br />Setting<br />Population and sample<br />Data collection<br />Validity and Reliability<br />Data Analysis<br />...
Results<br />8 years<br />14777 riders<br />673 presented to St John Ambulance Australia<br />
Results<br />
Results<br />Injury rate of females was different to males (p=0.032)<br />
Results<br />
Results<br />
Results<br />0.25% referred to hospital (1 every 1990km ridden)<br />0.06% referred to hospital by ambulance (1 every 3600...
Results<br />R=0.889<br />p=0.003<br />
Results<br />Temperature:<br />R=0.78<br />p=&lt;0.001<br />Humidity:<br />R=0.53<br />p=0.02<br />
Limitations<br />No data was collected regarding rider skill level or mechanism of injury<br />High injury frequency in th...
Discussion<br />Mountain biking is a safe sport<br />Findings:<br />Gender differences<br />Types of presentations <br />T...
Mr Jamie Ranse<br />Research Coordinator <br />Intensive Care Unit<br />The Canberra Hospital<br />Chief Nursing Officer<b...
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Mountain biking events: presentation characteristics and medical needs

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Paper presented at the 8th Rural Critical Care Conference. Batemans Bay, Australia, 23rd August 2008.

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Mountain biking events: presentation characteristics and medical needs

  1. 1. Mountain Biking Events: <br />Presentation Characteristics and <br />Medical Needs<br />Mr Jamie Ranse: Research Coordinator, Intensive Care Unit Chief Nursing Officer, St John Ambulance Australia <br />Dr Nick Taylor: Registrar, Emergency Department<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Background<br />Objectives<br />Method<br />Results<br />Discussion<br />
  3. 3. Background<br />Mountain biking increasing in popularity<br />North American and European studies<br />Incidence of injury<br />Gender<br />Injury type<br />
  4. 4. Objectives<br />Evaluate injury type and frequency, and factors influencing these, in Australian mountain bike riders.<br />Evaluate the adequacy of health service provision<br />Hypothesis: <br />Ambient temperature affects injury frequency,<br />Track congestion affects injury frequency, <br />Gender affects injury frequency.<br />
  5. 5. Method<br />Setting<br />Population and sample<br />Data collection<br />Validity and Reliability<br />Data Analysis<br />Presentations frequency (presentations per kilometre ridden)<br />Ambient temperature<br />Track congestion <br />(meters per ridder = track length / number of riders on track)<br />Gender<br />Ethics<br />
  6. 6. Results<br />8 years<br />14777 riders<br />673 presented to St John Ambulance Australia<br />
  7. 7. Results<br />
  8. 8. Results<br />Injury rate of females was different to males (p=0.032)<br />
  9. 9. Results<br />
  10. 10. Results<br />
  11. 11. Results<br />0.25% referred to hospital (1 every 1990km ridden)<br />0.06% referred to hospital by ambulance (1 every 36000km)<br />
  12. 12. Results<br />R=0.889<br />p=0.003<br />
  13. 13. Results<br />Temperature:<br />R=0.78<br />p=&lt;0.001<br />Humidity:<br />R=0.53<br />p=0.02<br />
  14. 14. Limitations<br />No data was collected regarding rider skill level or mechanism of injury<br />High injury frequency in the first 8 hours may be due to a number of unmeasured factors<br />Difficult to separate individual strength of effect - the hottest part of the race was also the most congested<br />
  15. 15. Discussion<br />Mountain biking is a safe sport<br />Findings:<br />Gender differences<br />Types of presentations <br />Track congestion<br />Weather <br />Recommendations<br />Riding Practice<br />Medical needs<br />Research<br />
  16. 16. Mr Jamie Ranse<br />Research Coordinator <br />Intensive Care Unit<br />The Canberra Hospital<br />Chief Nursing Officer<br />St John Ambulance Australia<br />Dr Nicholas Taylor<br />Emergency Registrar<br />The Canberra Hospital<br />This research was funded by a <br />St John Ambulance Australia <br />research grant.<br />

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