Wet and wild: results from a pilot study assessing injuries among recreational water users in Western Australia.

@article{Pikora2011WetAW,
  title={Wet and wild: results from a pilot study assessing injuries among recreational water users in Western Australia.},
  author={Terri J. Pikora and Rebecca A Braham and Catherine Hill and Claire D. Mills},
  journal={International journal of injury control and safety promotion},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={119-26}
}
To identify, describe and compare injuries among three water sport activities: kite surfing (KS), personal watercraft (PWC) and towed water sports (TWS). The study was a cross sectional, online survey. The setting was on Perth, Western Australia's popular beaches and riverbanks. Main outcome measures were number of injuries and level of severity; level of exposure and protection measures. Overall, 43% reported at least one injury in the past 12 months, a rate of 22.3 injuries per 100 h. Kite… CONTINUE READING
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