Medical services available for the participants of intramural sports at the schools of the Mid-American Conference

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Show simple item record Chynoweth, Tracy L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:29:28Z 2011-06-03T19:29:28Z 1998 en_US 1998
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1998 .C49 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to ascertain the type and extent of medical services available for participants that become injured during participation in intramural sports at the schools of the Mid-American Conference. Another goal was to determine the method(s) for providing these services in terms of personnel and financial resources.Surveys were sent to the twelve member institutions of the Mid-American Conference. These schools were chosen based on their similarities to the researcher's institution to utilize their feedback for comparison between Ball State University and schools of similar enrollment and resources. A 100% return rate was achieved and all responses were deemed usable.Studies conducted during the last twenty-five years point out the growth experienced by campus intramural and recreational sports programs across the country. Initially, this growth was not accompanied by increased concern for the safety and well being of the participants of these programs. More recently, however, schools have been addressing this need by utilizing certified and student athletic trainers, student supervisors trained in CPR and first aid, or a combination of both.The results of this survey indicate that most schools are moving away from utilizing the services of specialized athletic training personnel. The responses may indicate that the number and severity of injuries sustained by participants of intramural sports do not warrant the services of specialized athletic training personnel. The majority of schools have chosen to train student supervisors of the intramural/recreational sports department in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation so that they may respond to life threatening injuries appropriately. Any injuries that are not life threatening are not dealt with by the intramural/recreational sports department, but are referred to either the student health center or a local hospital or doctor.Many programs have continued to grow, and will continue to see increases in the number of participants involved in their programs. It will be very important that these programs seek to insure the safety of each participant, and to provide necessary care for those that become injured as a result of participation. Many studies have been done to determine the most effective method for providing such care, and future studies must continue to evaluate the practices within the field of intramural and recreational sports. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent 23 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title Medical services available for the participants of intramural sports at the schools of the Mid-American Conference en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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