ERIC Number: EJ1092583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Head Injuries in School-Age Children Who Play Golf
Reuter-Rice, Karin; Krebs, Madelyn; Eads, Julia K.
Journal of School Nursing, v32 n2 p132-137 Apr 2016
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children. We conducted a prospective study, which examined injury characteristics and outcomes of school-age children of 5.0-15.0 years (N = 10) who were admitted to hospital for a TBI. This study evaluated the role of age, gender, the Glasgow Coma Scale, mechanisms and severity of injury, and functional outcomes. Seventy percent of the children sustained a TBI from a fall. We also found that playing golf was associated with 40% of the TBIs, with three (30%) children being unrestrained passengers in a moving golf cart and another one (10%) was struck by a golf club. Injury awareness could have benefited or prevented most injuries, and school nurses are in the best position to provide preventative practice education. In golf-centric communities, prevention of golf-related injuries should include education within the schools.
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Athletics, Play, Trauma, Clinical Diagnosis, Incidence, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Severity (of Disability), Child Health, Neurological Impairments, Exercise Physiology, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1P30NR01413901