ERIC Number: ED109089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Student Reactions to Health Services Rendered by the Sports Medicine Program to Intramural Participants at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Violette, Ronald W.
This paper describes the activities of the Division of Sports Medicine at the University of North Carolina. The program works in the areas of (a) prevention, (b) treatment, (c) first aid, and (d) rehabilitation of athletic injuries sustained during intramural activities. The sports medicine staff consists of three full-time physicians, four full-time trainers, and several student trainers. The program offers the following services: (a) during scheduled events and activities, a full-time professional member of the staff is stationed in the training room, centrally located to all intramural facilities; (b) intramural athletes may receive protective wrapping or taping, if needed, prior to any scheduled intramural activity or contest, as well as any post-game treatment which might be prescribed by the staff members; (c) athletic trainers also refer injured participants, when necessary, to the sports medicine physicians in the Student Health Service, where they receive the same care as varsity athletics; and (d) rehabilitation of both minor and severe injuries sustained in intramural competition is available, since two athletic trainers hold degrees in physical therapy. In order to ascertain student reaction to the sports medicine program, a telephone survey was conducted. Respondents rated first aid and followup care highly, and comments made about the program were positive. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.