|dc.contributor.author||Vassallo, Amy Jo||-|
|dc.description.abstract||Dance greatly contributes to social, cultural and economic development, as well as entertainment and recreational physical activity. There are many different motivators and benefits to dance participation at the recreational, elite student and professional level. There is also a risk of injury at all levels of dance practise and any injury has the potential for significant consequences.
In order to effectively prevent injuries it is critical to understand their magnitude and characteristics. However, there is a paucity of data relating to dance participation and injuries in the recreational dancer, as well as research investigating injuries in professional dancers across all different styles and employment situations. Therefore, six studies were conducted in this thesis, which aimed to develop a better understanding of the epidemiology of injuries across the full spectrum of dance participation.
This thesis addressed current gaps in the literature, including the incorporation of recreational dancers and the use of high quality nationally representative data. It also contributed to the local professional dance industry through Safe Dance IV, which incorporated a broader scope of professional dancers than previous Australian studies. Overall this thesis highlighted the high prevalence of injuries in dance and emphasised that injury prevention and management are important considerations for all levels of dancers.||en_AU|
|dc.publisher||University of Sydney||en_AU|
|dc.publisher||Faculty of Health Sciences||en_AU|
|dc.rights||The author retains copyright of this thesis. It may only be used for the purposes of research and study. It must not be used for any other purposes and may not be transmitted or shared with others without prior permission.||en_AU|
|dc.subject.other||! includes published articles||en_AU|
|dc.title||Dance injury epidemiology||en_AU|
|dc.type.pubtype||Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D.||en_AU|
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