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Biological Maturation Status Variation Within Chronological Age Groups and the Impact on Injury

Liddle, Grace Elizabeth (2023) Biological Maturation Status Variation Within Chronological Age Groups and the Impact on Injury. Masters thesis, York St John University.

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This Study investigated the variation of biological maturation status within chronological age groups in a football academy and its impact on injury. The injury factors of type, incidence, severity, and burden were used. What is more, the timing and status of PHV were identified as well as biological to draw comparisons and identify differences within the injury patterns. An injury audit was kept throughout the season to attain this data for the 72 participants in the chronological age groups (under 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) along with the player's measurements being taken pre-, mid-, and post-season. Descriptive statistics and a between-groups ANOVA were completed for data analysis. The results found that the range of biological maturation within the chronological age groups increased up to under 15s, while under 16s although they had a variance it was not as much as those in under 15s. Injury incidence peaked in those who were chronologically U12. With no distinctive pattern for the rest of the age-grouped teams Injury burden and days lost were both highest in the U15s. While circa-PHV had the most association with all injury factors. Once further broken down into their PHV status timing, on-time maturers were found to have the greatest injury association. Overall, the results from this study do not directly align with those already found and more research is needed particularly into the players PHV timing.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Status: Published
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM695 Physical therapy. Occupational therapy
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/10259

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