Volume 4, Issue 2 (Journal of Ergonomics 2016)                   Iran J Ergon 2016, 4(2): 26-36 | Back to browse issues page


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Shojaatian M, Sadeghi H. Validation of Researcher-Made Ergonomic Assessment Test for Freestyle Wrestling Skills. Iran J Ergon. 2016; 4 (2) :26-36
URL: http://journal.iehfs.ir/article-1-282-en.html
MSc in Sports Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran , mohsen.shojaatian@yahoo.com
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Introduction: According to the effectiveness and low cost of prevention, ergonomic assessment methods as a means to predict the potential occurrence of injury are being used. The aim of the present research was the assessment of validity and reliability of researcher-made ergonomic assessment test for freestyle wrestling skills.

Methods: In this research, according to the jobs ergonomic evaluation tests and wrestling pathology research, an ergonomic evaluation test for wrestling skills (WSEAtest) was designed. Content and face validity were proved by using the opinions of sports biomechanics and pathology experts, as well as physicians, physiotherapists, trainers and wrestlers of Freestyle national team. Furthermore, the test was performed on three skills in two different days by five examiners, using Kinovea software 0.8.15; also, intra- and inter-tester reliability were calculated. After the reliability and validity approval, WSEAtest was performed on video records of four selected skills of Iranian freestyle wrestlers in London 2012 Olympic games.

Results: The injury exposure in various parts of body, traumatic factors related to collisions and loads, and athlete and environment conditions were consistent with wrestling pathological research and confirmed the validity of the test results.

Conclusions: WSEAtest has acceptable validity and reliability; trainers, specialists, and sports therapists can use this test to assess traumatic factors and identify priorities for training and corrective exercises in different wrestling levels, and in various ages.

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