Incidencia de caídas y necesidad de formación en técnicas protegidas y seguras de caer (safe fall) en practicantes de deportes de tabla

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The World Health Organization (WHO, 2018)
determines falls as the second major cause of
accidental injuries leading to death and considers the
research and development programs related to them a
priority. With the increasing popularity of
skateboarding and boardsports, medical centers have
experienced an increment of injuries.
Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to identify if
skateboarders, and people who practice boardsports,
know the risk of falls, what kind of training they have
had in terms of falls, and if they consider important a
specific training on safe and protected techniques
from falling.
For this purpose, the INFOSECA questionnaire
(Campos-Mesa, Corral-Pernía, Chacón-Borrego, &
Castañeda-Vázquez, 2017) and the WHO
questionnaire for the study of falls (WHO, 1989)
were answered by 285 of these sportspeople (211
men and 74 women).
Results revealed that 92% of the surveyed population
has fallen sometime in the last two years (49% of
them have fallen 5 or more times). Only 7% know
that WHO determines falls as the second major cause
of accidental injuries, and 99% attach great
importance to the inclusion of specific training in the
field of falls. In addition, more than 70% of the
population has never received any specific training in
falls.
The findings imply that it is necessary to introduce
and develop an active intervention program in safe
and protected techniques to fall, in order to minimize
the consequences of accidental falls in these sports,
responding to the current problem that it has been
facing from different public organisms such as the
World Health Organization.

Efectos de un programa de judo utilitario adaptado sobre un adulto de 54 años. Estudio de caso

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El envejecimiento activo de la población es uno de los principales retos a los que las administraciones deben responder. Dimensiones como la fragilidad y el miedo a caer, se asocian a limitaciones físicas, psicológicas y sociales de los adultos mayores. Se plantea el objetivo de conocer si la aplicación del programa JUA, aumenta la calidad de vida, al incidir positivamente en el miedo a caer y la percepción de salud, en base a la mejora su condición física y el control de las caídas. Se propone un estudio de caso dirigido a un sujeto varón de 54 años. Se analizó el miedo a caer, calidad de vida, percepción de salud y condición física del sujeto. Los resultados mostraron una mejoría en todas las dimensiones estudiadas. Concluimos que el programa JUA, aporta beneficios sobre el desempeño físico y psicológico en el sujeto de estudio.