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    Open Access
    Investigation of The Psychological Wellbeing after a One-Week-Skiing Intervention with Childhood Cancer Survivors
    (2023) ;
    Lampe, Viktoria 
    ;
    Zimmermann, Tanja 
    After a child’s cancer diagnosis, the life of the whole family changes immediately. Besides physical exposure due to both the disease and the treatment, psychological stress, anxiety and uncertainties arise for all family members. In a family-oriented winter sport rehabilitation camp in the alps the increased physical fitness should be focused besides the adventure and the psychological wellbeing, thus basically the path back to normality. In order to investigate the latter, the parents of eight patients (10.87 yrs. ± 5.33 yrs.) were surveyed before and after the journey via the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) consisting of 25 items divided into five subscales (social behavior, hyperactivity, emotional problems, problems with peer groups, behavioral problems). It was pointed out that for the given setting open answer options were more meaningful than closed answers. There was only one significance for the subscale behavioral problems. However, the parents stated distinctly positive effects regarding the social togetherness of the children, the atmosphere within the families, the independence and self- confidence of the children. According to the participants the rehabilitation journey could be recommended not only for the improvement of motor parameters and physical effects, but also on a psychological level and for an increased perceived health-related life quality
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    Open Access
    Sport und Gesundheit. Bewegungswissenschaftliche Grundlagen für innovative Gesundheitssportkonzepte
    (Universitätsverlag Hildesheim, 2022) ;
    Universität Hildesheim
    This manuscript will explain various programmes and innovative concepts for sports and physical activity and additionally show selected scientific studies and the respective results. It is necessary to evaluate these concepts in order to be able to conscientiously implement them for therapy activities in the future. The underlying investigations are intentionally diverse and heterogenous, just as my research profile. Therefore I investigate the optimization of sports-related therapies in malignant diseases (with an emphasis on pediatric oncology). Thereby both scopes motion science and health play an important role regarding research and subsequent implementation for physical activity-related therapies. The studies are about comparatively straight forward training concepts that can be instructed and performed in the training wards of hospitals and rehabilitation facilities (block 1: training science). On the other hand it is about biomechanical and motion science experiments of selected health-related parameters (block 2: biomechanics and motion science). This is to evaluate both the teaching concept and the utilized equipment for block 3 and to optimize it in the sense of a health-specific, goal-oriented and sustainable approach to rehabilitation. Moreover, alpine skiing will be investigated as a rehabilitation activity in block 3 (block 3: clinic and immunological aspects). The direct link of motion science and health sports should firstly become apparent in this context from a motion scientific point of view. Subsequently this link should become more illustrated via the mentioned heterogenous studies all of which follow the same aim: to implement and establish innovative sports-, movement- and health concepts for training therapies on an empirical basis.
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    Open Access
    A biomechanical field testing approach in snow sports: Case studies toward a detailed analysis of joint loading
    (2020) ;
    McAlpine, Paul 
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    Kersting, Uwe G. 
    In this study, kinematic and kinetic measurements were combined to assess the effects of removing the stiff shaft from a ski boot. It was hypothesized that joint flexion at the ankle, knee and hip increase and reduce joint loading specifically at the knee. A previously developed force sensor was combined with a high-speed camera system for data collection of 6 degrees of freedom ground reaction forces and three-dimensional marker data in the field on a wave slope. The collected data were used as input to a musculoskeletal model for the estimation of joint kinematics and joint moments and contact forces in the ankle and knee. The force sensor, which was previously used for skiing, had experienced wear and tear and was thus prone to breakage. As a result, joint loading could only be analyzed for two skiers. These two skiers did not use the added range of ankle flexion to its full extent, but showed substantial reductions in joint moments and joint contact forces (e.g. knee compression force from 85 to 57 N/kg). Only one of the five experienced skiers tested was able to adopt the anticipated movement pattern by substantially increased maximum ankle joint flexion angle (from 10° to 37°) and knee joint flexion angle (from 93° to 105°) and the respective ranges of motion when skiing through a wave course. The study provides information on possible individual adaptations to ski boot modifications. The mechanical construction of the force sensor will need to be modified to withstand the high forces expected during freestyle skiing. The study also supports the future use of this measurement setup for comprehensive studies in snow sports, provided that a sufficient training period is given.
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