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The relationships between golf and health: a scoping review.

Imported: 06 Oct '16 | Published: 05 Oct '16

A D AD Murray, L L Daines, D D Archibald, R A RA Hawkes, C C Schiphorst, P P Kelly, L L Grant, N N Mutrie

British journal of sports medicine

Abstract: To assess the relationships between golf and health.Scoping review.Published and unpublished reports of any age or language, identified by searching electronic databases, platforms, reference lists, websites and from consulting experts.A 3-step search strategy identified relevant published primary and secondary studies as well as grey literature. Identified studies were screened for final inclusion. Data were extracted using a standardised tool, to form (1) a descriptive analysis and (2) a thematic summary.4944 records were identified with an initial search. 301 studies met criteria for the scoping review. Golf can provide moderate intensity physical activity and is associated with physical health benefits that include improved cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic profiles, and improved wellness. There is limited evidence related to golf... Read More

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