Accidents in the context of study among university students - A multicentre cross-sectional study in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Faller G, Mikolajczyk RT, Akmatov MK, Meier S, Krämer A (2010)
Accident Analysis and Prevention 42(2): 487-491.

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Knowledge about prevalence and patterns of accidents among university students is scarce. The aims of the present health survey were to assess the general prevalence of accidents among university students, to describe the specific kinds of accidents, and to analyse associated factors. A multicentre cross-sectional health survey was conducted at 12 universities and 4 universities of applied sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany. The response rate was 88%. The self-administered questionnaire covered multiple areas of health, behaviours and a specific module for accidents. In total, 252 (8.8%) out of 2855 students (aged 17-26 years) had experienced an accident in the context of their studies. Contusions, compressions and strains constituted more than 50% of all kinds of injuries, while fractures, irritations, burns or acid burns were reported less frequently. The cumulative risk of experiencing an accident was increasing linearly with the study duration, indicating an absence of a specific vulnerable period. Nearly 60% of all accidents took place during study-related sports activities, and about a quarter of all accidents occurred on the way to or from university. Only few accidents occurred on university floors, in lecture rooms or on stairways. Further studies are needed to assess more in depth the causes of accidents and the situation immediately preceding the event before making specific recommendations for prevention. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Faller G, Mikolajczyk RT, Akmatov MK, Meier S, Krämer A. Accidents in the context of study among university students - A multicentre cross-sectional study in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2010;42(2):487-491.
Faller, G., Mikolajczyk, R. T., Akmatov, M. K., Meier, S., & Krämer, A. (2010). Accidents in the context of study among university students - A multicentre cross-sectional study in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42(2), 487-491. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2009.09.012
Faller, G., Mikolajczyk, R. T., Akmatov, M. K., Meier, S., and Krämer, A. (2010). Accidents in the context of study among university students - A multicentre cross-sectional study in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Accident Analysis and Prevention 42, 487-491.
Faller, G., et al., 2010. Accidents in the context of study among university students - A multicentre cross-sectional study in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42(2), p 487-491.
G. Faller, et al., “Accidents in the context of study among university students - A multicentre cross-sectional study in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany”, Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 42, 2010, pp. 487-491.
Faller, G., Mikolajczyk, R.T., Akmatov, M.K., Meier, S., Krämer, A.: Accidents in the context of study among university students - A multicentre cross-sectional study in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 42, 487-491 (2010).
Faller, Gudrun, Mikolajczyk, Rafael T., Akmatov, Manas K., Meier, Sabine, and Krämer, Alexander. “Accidents in the context of study among university students - A multicentre cross-sectional study in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany”. Accident Analysis and Prevention 42.2 (2010): 487-491.
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