Relationship Between Limb Dominance and Site of Injury in College-Age Students at a Midwestern University
Dr. Kelly Helm
Arts and Sciences
Department of Kinesiology
The purpose of this study was to compare limb dominance and site of injury in college-age students at a Midwestern university. The question to be answered was “Does a relationship exist between limb dominance and site of injury in college-age students?” This study involved the use of pencil and paper surveys and the surveys were handed out at a centralized part of campus that received major student traffic. The survey included 10 questions involving age, gender, physical activity level, arm and leg dominance, number of injuries involving the arm and leg, and the number of injuries that resulted in surgery. The age of the respondents ranged from 18 to 24 years old. Once all of the surveys were completed, all of the data was transferred to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Currently the data is being analyzed in SPSS to determine if a relationship exists between limb dominance and site of injury in college-age students.
Cutler, Zach, "Relationship Between Limb Dominance and Site of Injury in College-Age Students at a Midwestern University" (2018). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 750.