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Disqualifying criteria in a preparticipation sports evaluation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7798065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: This study was undertaken to demonstrate the relative frequency of disqualifying criteria in a complete history and physical sports examination. METHODS: A review was conducted of 2574 preparticipation physical evaluations (PPEs) performed on 11- to 18-year-old student athletes to determine which factors are associated with denial of unrestricted sports participation. RESULTS: Eighty-five percent of the student athletes passed the screening. Of those who did not, the denial decision was based on the medical history alone in 58% of cases (P < .05). A logistic regression analysis identified seven items associated with denial: dizziness with exercise, history of asthma, body mass index, systolic blood pressure, visual acuity, heart murmur, and musculoskeletal examination. CONCLUSIONS: Although physicians often take a complete history and perform physical examinations, relatively few variables appear related to denial of eligibility for participation in organized sports. The history is one of the most important aspects of the PPE. A directed PPE may be more efficient, thereby allowing more time to address other important issues.
S F Rifat; M T Ruffin; D W Gorenflo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-03     Completed Date:  1995-08-03     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Rochester Knee and Sports Medicine, P.C., Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
Forms and Records Control
Health Status*
Medical History Taking*
Physical Examination*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
United States
Comment In:
J Fam Pract. 1995 Nov;41(5):433, 437   [PMID:  7595256 ]

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