An investigation into the prevalence and impact of breast pain, bra issues and breast size on female horse riders

Jenny Burbage, Lorna Cameron

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Abstract

For female horse riders, breast pain, bra issues and breast size may be important concerns which have yet to be considered. This study aimed to establish the prevalence of breast pain and bra issues in female horse riders and explores the impact of breast size on breast pain and bra issues. A 6-part, 32 question online survey was completed by 1324 females who participated in horse riding activities. Descriptive and chi-squared (χ2) analyses were utilised; data for 1265 participants were included in the final analysis. Breast pain was experienced by 40% of all participants and this was significantly related to self-reported cup size (χ2 = 54.825, P 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1097
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
Volume35
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Equestrian
  • Health education
  • pain perception
  • sports performance

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