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Sportverletz Sportschaden. 2011 Dec;25(4):211-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1273300. Epub 2011 Dec 12.

[Attitudes of winter sport participants toward ski helmet mandatory].

[Article in German]

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Institut für Sportwissenschaft Innsbruck, Österreich. gerhard.ruedl@uibk.ac.at

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine attitudes of winter sport participants toward a ski helmet mandatory. In total, 959 persons who had to estimate statements regarding ski helmet and helmet mandatory with the aid of a five level Likert scale were interviewed. About 85 % of interviewed persons totally agreed that a ski helmet reduces head injury risk although only 64 % are wearing a ski helmet. Significant more helmet wearers and females compared to non-wearers and males totally agreed that all winter sport participants should wear ski helmets on slopes as well as that all children on slopes should wear a ski helmet. Also, significant more helmet wearers and females compared to non-wearers and males totally agreed that a ski helmet mandatory for all people has to be recommended as well as that a ski helmet mandatory for children under 16 years has to be recommended. However, the acceptance for a helmet mandatory for all people as well as for children was significantly lower compared to recommendations for helmet use irrespective of helmet use or gender. Therefore, we conclude that preventive helmet campaigns possibly attain a higher acceptance leading to a higher helmet use compared to a helmet mandatory.

PMID:
22161262
DOI:
10.1055/s-0031-1273300
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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