Psychological predictors of injury in elite athletes

Moyle, Gene Margaret & Terry, Peter C. (2005) Psychological predictors of injury in elite athletes. In ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology : Promoting Health & Performance for Life, 15 - 19 August 2005, Sydney NSW.

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The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) supports over 600 high-level athletes across 20 sports. Given the high cost of injuries (e.g., time out of sport and consequent detraining, expense of rehabilitation, adverse social and economic effects), comprehensive injury management and prevention has become a priority for the QAS. Considering the potential for developing cost-effective, preventative programs, knowledge gained by examination of psychological screening predictors of injury may also prove beneficial for the broader sports medicine community.

Aims were to:

Objectively summarise existing injury characteristics, including the creation of population-specific norms for scholarship holders at the QAS.

Assess relationships between injuries, specific medical factors (e.g., asthma, back pain) and psychological risk factors including life stress, mood, previous psychological diagnoses and disordered eating behaviour over a three-year period.

Evaluate the effectiveness of the psychological component of the QAS Health Screening Questionnaire.

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ID Code: 75637
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Sports Injuries, Elite Athletes, Psychological Predictors, Sport Psychology
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sport and Exercise Psychology (170114)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2014 00:45
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2014 00:45

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