Factors that prevent roughstock rodeo athletes from wearing protective equipment.

@article{Ross2010FactorsTP,
  title={Factors that prevent roughstock rodeo athletes from wearing protective equipment.},
  author={David Scott Ross and Alishia Ferguson and Phil Bosha and Kyle J Cassas},
  journal={Current sports medicine reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={
          342-6
        }
}
Using a cross-sectional survey design, this study sought to determine usage rates and barriers to the use of protective equipment in roughstock athletes. Between 2004 and 2006, amateur, collegiate, and professional roughstock athletes were surveyed using national organizational mailing lists. Findings revealed that during competition, 69% never wore a helmet. Barriers were a negative effect on performance and sport persona. Conversely, 88% always wore a vest. The perception that vest usage was… CONTINUE READING