Oregon studies kiteboarder's illness

June 17, 2008 | Kiteboarding
Kiteboarding: Oregon wants to understand the incidence and cause of illnesses and injuries among kiteboarders

In recent years, the Oregon Public Health Division has received reports from a number of windsurfers and kiteboarders about respiratory ailments and skin infections they experienced after surfing.

In order to better understand the incidence and cause of illnesses and injuries related to windsurfing and kiteboarding, we are doing a study among windsurfers and kiteboarders.

We are currently recruiting participants for the study. We are hoping to enroll 400 people who will complete five on-line surveys between May and October, 2008.


We regret that we can not give $100 gift cards for this study (as originally intended).

We will award a $25 gift card to 40 participants who complete all five short surveys. We apologize for the change. We hope you will still participate in the study. Your participation is highly appreciated.

So, why not? Find out whether you are eligible for the study.

Eligibility for the Study

Age 18 years or older.

Will regularly windsurf or kiteboard (at least once a month) between June and September, 2008.

Have a valid email address and are able to complete internet-based surveys.

Source: Oregon Public Health Division

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