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dc.contributor.authorSwain, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-30T23:52:57Z
dc.date.available2019-01-30T23:52:57Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/19907
dc.description.abstractThis thesis aims to better the understanding of pain and injury in adolescents and young adults by investigating the prevalence, impact, risk factors, clinical course and diagnosis of common disorders. Chapters 2 and 3 presents the results of studies of large international data sets. Chapter 2 showed that back pain, headache, and stomach ache were very common in adolescents, more often coexisting with each other than occurring in isolation. In Chapter 3 investigated the association between pain and achieving 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. Adolescents with pain generally had reduced odds of meeting physical activity recommendations. Chapter 4 investigated whether physical growth and development is a risk factor for musculoskeletal conditions in adolescents. A systematic review of the literature was conducted. A total of 208 estimates of association generally indicated no association or an unclear association between maturation, growth and musculoskeletal conditions in adolescents. In Chapter 5, a feasibility study was conducted to assess the recruitment, retention and response rates of weekly electronic follow-up, in adolescents with knee pain. Study feasibility was threatened by slow recruitment, participants that stopped responding prior to recovery, and high loss to follow-up. Electronic data collection alone seems insufficient to track knee pain recovery in young people. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are common and impactful in young people. Chapter 6 reports on a systematic review conducted to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for anterior cruciate ligament injury. Clinical tests in combination, but not individually, may assist the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament injury in clinical practice. Collectively, this thesis provides an important contribution to the body of knowledge underpinning the epidemiology of pain and injury in adolescents and young adults.en_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydneyen_AU
dc.publisherFaculty of Medicine and Healthen_AU
dc.publisherSchool of Public Healthen_AU
dc.rightsThe 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.subjectpainen_AU
dc.subjectinjuryen_AU
dc.subjectadolescenten_AU
dc.subjectepidemiologyen_AU
dc.subject.otherincludes published articlesen_AU
dc.titlePain and injury in adolescents and young adultsen_AU
dc.typePhD Doctorateen_AU
dc.type.pubtypeDoctor of Philosophy Ph.D.en_AU


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