A survey of injuries among broadway performers

Randolph W. Evans, Richard I. Evans, Scott Carvajal, Susan Perry

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Abstract

To obtain more information about injuries of Broadway performers, 313 performers appearing in 23 Broadway companies were surveyed. The percentage of performers injured was 55.5%, with a mean of 1.08 injuries per performer. Lower extremity injuries were the most common. Sixty-two percent of performers believed that their injuries were preventable. As this study reports factors that significantly increase the risk of injury for dancers and actors, it may help to heighten concern with reducing the incidence of injuries to professional performers, theatrical students, and nonprofessionals world-wide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume86
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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