The aim of this research was to investigate the causes of the emergence of sports injuries and to explain the differences in psychological response with regard to the severity of the injury. An injury specific model similar to that of hardy, jones, and gould (1996) integrated model of response has been adapted to focus on personality traits as mediators of the athletes psychological response to injury, ones rehabilitation behaviours and the eventual rehabilitation outcomes (evans & hardy, 1999. Psychological and emotional reactions to athletic injuries will vary depending on the circumstances factors that seem to influence responses include severity or type of injury and the coping mechanisms used by the athlete.
Psychology of injured: part 1 6 injury & psychology 1 personality traits in the athlete may dispose on to be injury prone 2 there are psychological reasons why some. Another reality of physical injuries is that the mind gets damaged too, but little attention is paid to how the absence of mental rehab can prevent athletes from returning to or improving on. An injury will influence the athlete's cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses gallagher and gardner (2007) empirically demonstrated that dispositional and situational factors predict emotional responses to sports injury, and specifically. An athlete's psychological response to his or her injury generally depends upon three factors (suinn, 1967) the first factor consists of the injured athlete's prior psychological level of functioning.
One avenue of research has been to document the psychological response of athletes following injuries and the factors that influence the response (brewer, 1994 wiese-bjornstal, smith, shaffer, & morrey, 1998. The psychological aspects of sports injury can be split into two broad categories: psychological factors that may increase an athlete's risk of developing an injury, and psychological reactions to sports injury and their impact. To date, there are only four published reports of sports involvement as a factor in injury impact 11, 20- 22 although the results of these studies are indicative, they can hardly be regarded as offering definitive evidence that the psychological response to injury is related to involvement in sport and exercise. Injury prevention the psychological side of injury frank reynolds explains the emotional stages an athlete goes through when injured as a middle distance coach, it struck me at one of our saturday morning workouts that we had more athletes working out that were injured than were not injured.
The psychological responses to an injury and throughout the recovery process can effect on the time used and the success of rehabilitation, and return to sport. Other psychological skills utilized to cope effectively with trauma but can also be used to enhance operation after experiencing injury include self-talk to help athletes have a positive attitude to rehabilitation and build confidence as well as problem solving to help deal with setbacks and search for opportunities. The psychological response to injury in student athletes: a narrative review with a focus on mental health margot putukian1,2 1department of athletic medicine, university health.
Raise awareness of psychological factors affecting injury experience, prevent adverse reactions that may disrupt or delay rehabilitation, assist in rehabilitation of injured athletes via more effective coping lavalee, walker, thatcher - response appears to be more global and varied, limited support. Injury is a common occurrence in association with sport participation most sport injuries are minor, require minimal medical intervention, and have limited impact on the sport involvement of athletes. Again athletes that returned to sport demonstrated a more positive psychological response in these areas and those with lower levels of fear of re-injury returned to sport more quickly. Specifically, the study examined (a) psychological responses of injured athletes to season-ending injuries, and (b) long-term benefits athletes perceived they obtained from their injuries in-depth interviews were conducted with us ski team athletes ( n = 21) who experienced injuries during racing seasons from 1990 to 1994.
The effect of psychological response 5 chapter 1 introduction experiencing an injury is one of the most traumatic things to happen to an athlete, yet no. Responses of athletes to sport injury empirical research on the cognitive appraisals and emotional responses associated with sport injury is reviewed and general.
The athlete who enters a contest while angry, frustrated, or discouraged is less prone to injury than the individual who is going all out in the competition false the athletic trainer must have appropriate counseling skills to confront an athlete's fears, frustrations, and daily crises and to handle all serious emotional problems. Research has attempted to examine the psychological impact of athletic injury to assist rehabilitation personnel when treating injured athletes sports trainers, sports therapists, physiotherapists, medical staff and sports psychologists should be aware of psychological factors impacting on the. While every athlete fears injuries and re-injury there are benefits, rest is a key element in recovery, also some athletes will experience personal growth conclusion this article has looked at the psychological effects an athlete encounters through their injury. Psychological responses of injured athletes, and one which remains to be satisfactorily addressed, involved the theoretical development and testing of models of injury response.