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Le golf : une béquille face au vieillissement ? : étude épidémiologique rétrospective évaluant l’activité physique et les blessures chez le golfeur français de plus de 60 ans

Abstract : Introduction: Golf is a moderate-intensity physical activity and considered a low-injury sport. The aims of this study were to evaluate physical activity levels (PAL) in licensed golfers over 60 years of age (G+60) in France and to calculate the incidence of injuries in this population in order to establish a benefit-risk balance of golf practice after 60 years old. Material and methods: The French Golf Federation sent a self-evaluation questionnaire to 22.000 G+60 from March 26 to April 4, 2021. This questionnaire collected golfers' characteristics, physical activity, and injuries over the past 24 months. We performed an overall descriptive analysis followed by a comparison of WHO recommended PALs (RPALs) with low PALs and a comparison of injured and non-injured to identify possible risk factors. Results: A total of 2880 (13%) G+60 were included in the analysis, of whom 702 (24%) were women and 2178 (76%) men. 2488 (86%) had a NAPR. Six hundred and twenty-five (21.7%) participants had at least one injury. The incidence of injury was 0.28 injuries per 1000 hours of play CI [0.26-0.30]. Incidences of injury were significantly increased according to identified risk factors: age under 70 years (p<0.001), Index > 26 and BMI >25 (p<0.01). Playtime >610 hours/year (p>0.01) and low sedentary time (< 3h/d) favored NAPR (p<0.001) while increasing BMI reduced it (p<0.001). Conclusion: This national study showed that 86% of the G+60 reached RPALs, i.e. 15% to 23% more than the general population, and only 22% of the G+60 were injured over two seasons. Physicians should be able to prescribe golf as a non-medicinal therapy in order to promote healthy aging in patients with advancing age.
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Paul Voglimacci-Stephanopoli. Le golf : une béquille face au vieillissement ? : étude épidémiologique rétrospective évaluant l’activité physique et les blessures chez le golfeur français de plus de 60 ans. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03572852⟩

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