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INTERVENTION PROPOSAL “SAFE FALL”: INJURY PREVENTION IN SCHOOLCHILDREN THROUG SAFE AND PROTECTED FALLING FORMS

 

ABSTRACT

 

The main objective of the Safe Fall Program is to help reduce the harmful consequences of accidental falls in school-age children. The present work shows an educational innovation, pioneering worldwide, focused on the protection of the health of children. These falls cause, according to the World Health Organization, 4% of the deaths in this population. The intervention is aimed at a sample of 20,000 schoolchildren from the province of Seville, Andalusia, Spain. Following the implementation of the program, it is expected to have an active influence on the reduction of the severity of injuries caused by a fall.

 

KEY WORDS

falls, health, children, Judo, educational innovation.

 

 
Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009