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dc.contributor.advisorComstock, Dawn
dc.contributor.advisorCrume, Tessa
dc.contributor.authorPierpoint, Lauren Amanda Liscom
dc.contributor.committeememberGrunwald, Gary
dc.contributor.committeememberKerr, Zachary
dc.contributor.committeememberKhodaee, Morteza
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-14T17:18:54Z
dc.date.available2020-12-13T17:18:54Z
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.descriptionFall
dc.description.abstractOver 10 million people participate in skiing and snowboarding in the United States (U.S.), including 500,000 Colorado residents. Accordingly, an estimated 600,000 patients with skiing- or snowboarding-related injuries are treated in physicians’ offices, emergency departments, and hospitals annually. These injuries are often severe, as measured by severity scores and long-term sequalae, and have significant associated personal and societal financial costs. While prior studies have shown the most effective approaches for injury prevention are multifactorial, little research has been conducted on how environmental factors contribute and interplay with individual characteristics to influence skiing- and snowboarding-related injury patterns in the U.S. A classic etiological model of sport-related injury states that injuries result from complex contributions of intrinsic factors (e.g., demographics, skill level) and extrinsic factors (e.g., weather, crowdedness), instigated by inciting events (e.g., fall, collision). The purpose of this study was to identify influential independent factors related to injury rates and patterns among recreational skiers and snowboarders at Winter Park Resort, one of the largest resorts in the U.S. This study used data collected from the East Grand Community Clinic and Emergency Center (a combination primary care and trauma facility located at the base of the resort), Winter Park Resort Ski Patrol, and weather records provided by resort management. The goals of this research were to contribute to the evidence base that informs decision-making surrounding safety at resorts, and to ultimately reduce the frequency and severity of skiing- and snowboarding-related injuries.
dc.identifierPierpoint_ucdenveramc_1639D_10592.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10968/3101
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Strauss Health Sciences Library
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.rights.accessEmbargo Expires: 12/13/2020
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subject.meshAthletic Injuries
dc.subject.meshSkiing
dc.titleEvaluation of intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with injury rates and patterns among recreational skiers and snowboarders at a Colorado ski resort
dc.typeThesis
dcterms.embargo.expires2020-12-13
thesis.degree.disciplineEpidemiology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Colorado at Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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