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Use of Head Guards in AIBA Boxing Tournaments—A Cross-Sectional Observational Study

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, January 2017
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Title
Use of Head Guards in AIBA Boxing Tournaments—A Cross-Sectional Observational Study
Published in
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, January 2017
DOI 10.1097/jsm.0000000000000322
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Authors

Michael P. Loosemore, Charles F. Butler, Abdelhamid Khadri, David McDonagh, Vimal A. Patel, Julian E. Bailes

Abstract

This study looks at the changes in injuries after the implementation of a new rule by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to remove head guards from its competitions. A cross-sectional observational study performed prospectively. This brief report examines the removal of head guards in 2 different ways. The first was to examine the stoppages due to blows to the head by comparing World Series Boxing (WSB), without head guards, to other AIBA competitions with head guards. Secondly, we examined the last 3 world championships: 2009 and 2011 (with head guards) and 2013 (without head guards). World Series Boxing and AIBA world championship boxing. Boxers from WSB and AIBA world championships. The information was recorded by ringside medical physicians. Stoppages per 10 000 rounds; stoppages per 1000 hours. Both studies show that the number of stoppages due to head blows was significantly decreased without head guards. The studies also showed that there was a notable increase in cuts. Removing head guards may reduce the already small risk of acute brain injury in amateur boxing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Unknown 72 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 19%
Student > Bachelor 14 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Other 17 23%
Unknown 12 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 26%
Sports and Recreations 17 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 8%
Unspecified 4 5%
Engineering 4 5%
Other 9 12%
Unknown 15 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 56. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 October 2021.
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#599,895
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#87
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#12,184
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Outputs of similar age from Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
#2
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