Examining mood, coping, and social support in the context of athletic injuries
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Examining mood, coping, and social support in the context of athletic injuries

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  • Sports injuries -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- Psychological aspects,
  • Mood (Psychology),
  • Adjustment (Psychology),
  • Athletes -- Social networks,
  • Patient compliance -- Psychological aspects,
  • Anterior cruciate ligament -- Surgery -- Patients -- Rehabilitation

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Statementby Eileen M. Udry.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 172 leaves
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13598007M

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). Many previous empirical studies have explored the role of social support in healing and recovery, but few have evaluated its role in collegiate athletics. This research study was a pioneer effort to explore perceived social support from athletic trainers, coaches, teammates, and professors/instructors throughout the rehabilitation Author: Gabriella Bores. Coping resources available to the athlete include general coping behavior, social support, SITUATIONAL FACTORS RELATED TO ANXIETY AND MOOD:Type of Sport ; ANXIETY, AROUSAL, AND STRESS RELATIONSHIPS:Emotion and Mood THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ATHLETIC INJURIES:Personality Factors, Coping Resources. This research paper focuses on practical ways to cope with athletic injuries and the psychological behaviors that follow. Literature Review. The first aspect that athletes should be offered after a devastating injury is social support. Human beings are primarily social beings and this is where the first line of treatment should begin. Psychological Response to Injury, Recovery, and Social Support: A Survey of Athletes at an NCAA Division I University Abstract According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, “In the last 10 years, college sports have flourished, with athletes required to train and compete year .

  The Athletic Coping Skills Inventory (ACSI) developed by Smith, Schultz, Smoll, and Ptacek () is a popular self-report measure used to assess the various coping techniques implemented by athletes. The ACSI measures the following domains: Coping with Adversity, Peaking Under Pressure, Goal Setting and Mental Preparation, Concentration.   Epidemiological reports of sports injury confirm a high incidence of injuries occurring at all levels of sport participation, ranging in severity from cuts and bruises to spinal cord injury. The psychosocial dynamics accompanying sport injury should be known to ensure psychological recovery, an important aspect in rehabilitating the injured athlete.   Although research on the psychological impact of injury is in its infancy, this article reviews relevant literature focusing on post-injury emotional response, self-esteem, and the effect of mood disturbance on rehabilitation from sport injury. Injury is often accompanied by depression, tension, anger and low self-esteem, particularly in competitive, seriously injured athletes. Social support has attracted burgeoning attention especially in health literature, and the lack of social support is regarded as a potential fundamental cause of disease (Link and Phelan, ).

This research examined the role of coping and social support among injured athletes during rehabilitation from knee surgery. The 3 purposes included (a) describing the coping strategies used, (b) examining whether significant time changes in the use of coping and social support occurred during rehabilitation, and (c) determining if coping and social support were significant predictors of. such as increased social support from the team or athletic. found only six published studies examining the efficacy of psychological interventions on sport-injury-rehabilitation outcomes. Examining mood, coping, and social support in the context of athletic injuries: It has recently been estimated that approximately 17 million injuries occur each year in the United States as a result of individuals' participation in sports or physical activity (Booth, ). Unfortunately, there is a dearth of empirically derived. Smith and colleagues () found that life stress related to injuries only in "at-risk" athletes (those with few coping skills and low social support); Individuals who have low self-esteem, are pessimistic and low in hardiness, or have higher levels of trait anxiety experience more injuries or loss of time due to injuries; The greatest stress sources for injured athletes were not the physical.