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Apr 13, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Sexual Abuse among Female Undergraduates in Tertiary Institutions in IMO State, Southeast Nigeria: Prevalence, Pattern and Determinants

Chukwuma B. Duru, Chinyere M. Aguocha, Anthony C. Iwu, Uche R. Oluoha, Ijeoma N. Okedo-Alex, Ikechi Ohanle, Ernest Nwaigbo
Introduction: Sexual abuse is a global public health problem that cuts across social class, cultures, tribes etc. and has permeated the fabrics of tertiary institutions and many work places as long as humans have reasons to interact. Aim: To determine the prevalence, pattern and determinants of sexual abuse among undergraduates in tertiary institutions in Imo State, Nigeria. Methodology: This study was a descrip

Mar 15, 2018Open    AccessArticle

FIFA Is Right: The Penalty Shootout Should Adopt the Tennis Tiebreak Format

Sergio Da Silva, Diego Mioranza, Raul Matsushita
In the current penalty shootout system of soccer, the team going second has to play catch-up. This possibly carries a bias in favor of the team going first. We consider this hypothesis by taking data from both soccer penalty shootouts and tennis tie breaks. We find the bias does exist in soccer, but not in tennis. This suggests the penalty shootout should adopt the tennis tiebreak format to re

Feb 09, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Cognitive Training in Soccer: Where Is the Key Point?

Matteo Giuriato, Nicola Lovecchio
Cognitive skills and executive function, in the last years become a golden reference to increase attention social skills and sport success. In particular, soccer is an open skills sport that requires a constant demand of cognitive skills and executive function because the unstable environment defines the decision making. Thus, modern soccer trainer changes the approach avoiding massive conditional exercises and introducin

Dec 07, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Promoting Motor Development and Future Motor Performance Optimization through Constraints and Affordances Manipulation

Rui Matos
People who work with children should be able to make an appropriate environment analysis where children move. By doing this, they could positively interfere and modify constraints, so that the detection (and creation) of affordances for action could occur easily. Taking this for granted, these children could, then, engage into motor problems resolution, looking for the best solutions for each dilemma that they are confronted with.

Nov 24, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Evaluating the Risk Management on Disabled Athlete Activities in Malaysia

Jaffry Zakaria, Zulakbal Abd Karim, Azali Rahmat, Sanmuga Nathan K. Jeganathan
This article aims to look upon the guidelines regarding the preparation of facilities and risk management of training activities for disable athlete. The facilities and appropriate training activities are one of the vital entities to prepare them towards better performance. Suitable facilities for every group will give advantages toward any service provider; thus their facilities will always be users’ choice. However, special faci

Mar 23, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Three Athletes, Two Countries and a Single Club: The Process of Identity Formation of Immigrant Sailors in Brazil

William Douglas de Almeida, Katia Rubio
Brazil received a large number of German immigrants in the late 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century. Their adaptation process involved both economic and social factors since they took part in several institutions, such as schools and sports clubs. This paper aims at describing the route taken by three immigrants (Joaquim Roderbourg, Klaus Hendriksen and Burkhard Cordes) who were born in Germany, took root in Sao

Mar 15, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Is Possible the Use of RPE Scale in Coordination Skill Sport: Skateboarding Experience

Tornaghi Michele, Lovecchio Nicola
The Rate of Perceived Exertion scale was widely used in monitoring training session but the feasibility of this approach was not verified in skateboarding training or competition. Thus, the purpose of this brief report was the assessment of a skateboarder using the Rate of Perceived Exertion. Nine months of conditioning about a professional skater were collected after each session. The Rate of Perceived Exertion was i

Mar 07, 2017Open    AccessArticle

White Water Kayaking Risk: Malaysian Perspective

Jaffry Zakaria, Mazuki Mohd Yasim, Md Amin Md Taff, Benderi Dasril, Mirza Azny Mustafa
White water kayaking is the fun sport on fast moving water, typically call white water river. The element of fun and challenge has attracted many people to join this adventure sports in Malaysia. This study examined the risk in adventure sport tourism by white water kayakers in Malaysia. The objective of this study is to reveal the injuries suffered by whitewater kayakers during activity. This 2013 survey will be described using d

Dec 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

A Graphical Classification of European Countries According to Physical Activity Level of Its Citizens

Daniel Ríos, Toni Monleón-Getino, Marta Cubedo, Martín Ríos
Data on self-reported frequency of exercising or playing sport of adults aged 15 and above in 27 EU countries were collected, from the European Commission’s Special Eurobarometer. A graphical output was obtained using classical a statistical methodology known as metric Multidimensional Scaling method to better define the interrelationships between a large set of variables for the data from the 27 European countries and “average” c

Nov 04, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Food Habits and Sport Practice According to BMI Categories and Rural/Urban Origin

Andrea Pavanetto, Nicola Lovecchio, Matteo Zago, Antonio La Torre
The juvenile obesity is correlated to dietary and physical activity. Moreover, the rural or urban context could affect other aspects like time available to practice sport or the availability of sport facilities. Thus, this brief report investigated the relationship between origin and food habits in children belonging to different BMI categories. Over than 1400 p