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dc.contributor.authorWarren, L.en
dc.contributor.authorHarley, S.en
dc.contributor.authorDutschke, J.en
dc.contributor.authorvan den Berg, A.en
dc.contributor.authorDobbins, C.en
dc.date.issued2017en
dc.identifier.citationANZ Journal of Surgery, 2017; 87(12):1026-1029en
dc.identifier.issn1445-1433en
dc.identifier.issn1445-2197en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/112629-
dc.description.abstractBackground The aim of this study was to determine if wearing a bicycle helmet during ladder use could reduce the incidence and severity of head injury in the event of a fall. Methods, A headform model with inbuilt accelerometers was used to determine the Head Injury Criterion, HIC, score of head impact by dropping, helmeted and unhelmeted headforms from eight heights. These results were compared. Results, There was a statistically significant difference between averaged HIC scores in helmeted and unhelmeted drops, P, ., . Unhelmeted HIC scores ranged from, at, .,  m to, at, .,  m. Helmeted HIC scores ranged from, at, .,  m to, at, .,  m. At a height of, .,  m, the risk of severe brain injury, AIS, from direct frontal head impact is predicted to reduce from, to, with helmet use. Conclusion, There was a significant decrease in the HIC scores when helmets are used and it is likely that the benefits would be seen in the clinical setting. These results provide an argument for the use of a bicycle helmets by all ladder users, in particular those over age, who are at increased risk of head injuries. We recommend that bicycle helmet use be incorporated into ladder injury prevention strategies.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityLeigh R. Warren, Simon Harley, Jeffrey Dutschke, Andrew van den Berg, Christopher Dobbinsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.rights© 2016 Royal Australasian College of Surgeonsen
dc.subjectaccidental fall; brain; closed head injury; craniocerebral trauma; injury; trauma; traumatic brain injuryen
dc.titleBicycle helmet use to reduce the impact of head injuries in ladder usersen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030044861en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ans.13447en
dc.identifier.pubid238088-
pubs.library.collectionMedicine publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS10en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidDutschke, J. [0000-0002-9816-3785]en
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