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Prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries among young squash players in Malaysia

M. Sankaravel, A.C. Lee, S. Mondam, J. F. L. Low

Abstract


The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries sustained by young squash players in Malaysia. This study was conducted retrospectively by using
Standardized Nordic Questionnaire (NSQ) during SUKMA 2016 at Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The questionnaires were distributed to the squash players after getting the approval from the authorities. Totally 94 questionnaires were distributed and 60 questionnaires (62.5%) were returned with completed answers. The mean age of the respondents were 17.58 ± 3.042 years with 8.85 ± 3.013 years of experience of playing squash. Among the respondents 83.33% were reported that they had musculoskeletal problems during last 12 months. The wrist and hand were the area with the highest (31.7%) prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms, and the elbow with least (8.3%) prevalence among the respondents.

Key Words: Squash, musculoskeletal, injury, survey, evaluation




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v9i6s.83
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