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dc.contributor.advisorRobert Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJonathan Clark, M.D., M.P.H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberA. Nelson Avery, M.D.en_US
dc.creatorSharmila Devi Watkinsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-20T16:04:57Z
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-19T22:05:20Z
dc.date.available2008-12-09en_US
dc.date.available2011-12-20T16:04:57Z
dc.date.available2014-02-19T22:05:20Z
dc.date.created2008-07-17en_US
dc.date.issued2008-04-15en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-07172008-091650en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152.3/162
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Head injury is common in many sports, but it is of particular concern in professional rodeo events. Rough stock events (bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding) provide multiple opportunities for injury. Head injuries sustained during a rough stock event may be the result of whiplash effects or impact with the animal. Although there are a few recent studies investigating the incidence of head injury in rodeo events, little is known about the acceleration profile experienced by the riders.\r\n\r\nMethods: This study was conducted at the 2007 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Two subjects were enrolled: one bull rider and one bareback rider. The subjects were fitted with custom-molded accelerometers and a waist mounted data recorder. The head accelerations experienced during the subjects’ scheduled rodeo events were then measured and recorded. The motions of the riders were also captured on video.\r\n\r\nResults: This study demonstrated the ability to record both the magnitude and direction of the head accelerations experienced. Data were obtained from both subjects and revealed significant accelerations in all axes, particularly the z-axis. The maximum resultant acceleration for the bull rider was 258 m/s2 (26 g’s), while the bareback rider experienced a greater magnitude acceleration of 450 m/s2 (46 g’s).\r\n\r\nConclusions: Head accelerations experienced by rough stock riders are high in magnitude and have the potential to result in injury. Further studies of accelerations experienced during actual rough stock events are needed.\r\nen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the TDL web site by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectrough stocken_US
dc.subjectrodeoen_US
dc.subjecthead injuryen_US
dc.subjectaccelerationen_US
dc.titleMeasurement of accelerations experienced by rough stock ridersen_US
dc.type.genrereporten_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Healthen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasteren_US
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas Medical Branchen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPreventative Medicine and Community Healthen_US


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