Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Social Science

Injury Proneness and Factors of Physiology and Psychology Among College Freshmen: A Matched Case-Control Study

Authors
Jing Zeng, Bing Xiang, YanPei Ding, Xi Tao, ChangCai Zhu, GuanMin Chen
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Jing Zeng
Available Online November 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-14.2014.34How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Injury; freshmen; physiological and psychological factors; case-control study
Abstract
Objective: The aim of this research was to investigate the relationships of some physiological and psychological factors with one time injury or more than one time injuries among college freshmen students. Methods: 80 injured students (one time injury group) and 80 matched controls, 16 injured students (more than one time injuries group) and 64 matched controls are recruited among 1 282 freshmen from two schools, in a university in Wuhan, China. The data about injury and psychological and physiological factors were collected from 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012. In terms of statistical analysis, chi-square tests as well as conditional logistic regression analyses were applied and odds ratios (OR) were determined.Results: Over the study year, 6.2% of the students had a one time injury, and 1.3% of them had more than one time injuries. The one time injury was significantly related to higher total score of health risk behavior (HRB) [adjusted odds ratio (aOR) 1.1, 95% confidence interval (95%CI 1.0~1.3)], poor corrected vision (aOR 2.1, 95%CI 1.0~4.2), and time on the target with the noise interference (aOR 0.8, 95%CI 0.7~0.9). While, the occurrence of more than one time injuries was related to have addictive behavior (aOR 2.2, 95%CI 1.1~4.3), type A behavior personality (aOR 6.3, 95%CI 1.3~31.4), and longer total reaction time (aOR 2.6, 95%CI 1.1~6.2). Conclusion: It was concluded that physiological and psychological factors were significantly associated with the occurrence of injuries among college freshmen, and the factors were different between the one time injury group and more than one time injuries group.
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Publication Date
November 2014
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978-94-62520-39-4
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2352-5398
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