Bicycle helmet use and non-use – recently published research

Bicycle injuries are very common and neurologic complications in particular lead to disability and death in all stages of life. This review assembles the most recent research findings in the field of bicycle traumata combined with the factor of bicycle helmet use. The area of bicycle trauma research is by nature multidisciplinary and relevant not only for physicians, but also for experts with educational, engineering, judicial, rehabilitative or public health functions. Due to this plurality of global publications and special subjects, short time reviews help to detect recent research directions and also provide information from neighbouring disciplines for researchers. Although a huge amount of research has been conducted in this area to date, more studies are needed to evaluate and improve special conditions and needs in different regions, ages, and nationalities, and to create successful prevention programs of severe head and face injuries while cycling. Focus was explicitly on bicycle helmet use. Sledding, ski and snowboard studies were excluded and only one study concerning electric bicycles remained due to similar motion structures within this review. The studies were all published between January 2010 and August 2011 and were identified via the online databases Medline PubMed and ISI Web of Science.


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  • Accession Number: 01444322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2012 1:10PM