Prevalence of ankle instability in performers of Chinese dance
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AbstractIntroduction: Chinese dance is a major genre of dance, rich in history and culture. Foot and ankle injuries are commonly seen in dancers, yet limited studies exist on the injury prevalence of performers of Chinese dance. This study aimed to determine and assess the prevalence of chronic ankle instability (CAI) in Chinese dancers in Hong Kong, using selfreported assessment tools.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 105 Chinese dancers. Chronic ankle instability was assessed using the Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT-HK) and foot function via the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS). Both selfreported assessment tools were included in an online questionnaire that was distributed between January and February 2021. Descriptive statistical analysis was then conducted for subjects with and without CAI.

Results: CAI was seen in 29/105 of Chinese dancers, with most being unilateral instability. The number of training hours, level of expertise, occupation, gender and age showed no statistically significant relationships with ankle instability. FAOS showed that for subjects with CAI, quality of life and pain subscales were the most impacted compared to their healthy counterparts.

Discussion and Conclusion: Chronic ankle instability is a major problem affecting 28% of performers of Chinese dance. Future research should investigate the specific risk factors for CAI to formulate strategies to prevent ankle injuries in Chinese dancers.
Acceptance Date06/11/2021
All Author(s) ListVivian Wai Ting Chui, Anson Hei Ka Tong, Jasmine Yat Ning Hui, Heidi Hiu Tung Yu, Patrick Shu Hang Yung, Samuel Ka Kin Ling
Name of ConferenceThe Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 41st Annual Congress 2021
Start Date of Conference06/11/2021
End Date of Conference07/11/2021
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
Proceedings TitleThe Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 41st Annual Congress 2021
Year2021
Month11
Day6
PublisherHKAM Press
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Pages95 - 95
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsAnkle instability, Chinese dance

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