Purpose: To obtain information from current athletic trainers about what they perceive as psychological reactions and coping mechanisms athletes present to them. To observe psychosocial strategies that athletic trainers use with their clients. To learn what psychosocial strategies athletic trainers view as important and are interested in learning about. To observe how athletic trainers refer athletes to psychological counseling and other mental health services.
Method: 1000 active ATs enrolled in NATA were emailed. …show more content…
Method: 525 injuries from two Big Ten schools were examined and then narrowed down to 126. 92 male, 34 female, ranging in age from 18-24 years old
Of the 126, 63 were due to concussions, 63 were orthopaedic injuries and were matched between groups for sex, sport, and amount of time out due to their injuries. Athletes were given a survey within 1 week of injury, and a follow up survey was conducted in person before or after treatment.
Key Results: For social Support, concussed individuals were found to rely on family 89%, friends 78%, teammates 65%, ATs 48%, coaches 47%, and physicians 35% of the time. Those affected by orthopaedic injuries relied on family 87%, friends 85%, teammates 65%, ATs 57%, coaches 51%, and physicians 36%. No difference was seen when looking at state anxiety between groups as well as when looking at trait anxiety. However, when looking at state anxiety in the concussed group, satisfaction with social support was a better predictor of state anxiety when returning to …show more content…
(2014). Causal Relationships between the Psychological Acceptance Process of Athletic Injury and Athletic Rehabilitation Behavior. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 26(8), 1247–1257.
Purpose: To develop and evaluate the efficacy of a model to measure emotional stability, temporal perspective, and team attachment termed the Psychosocial Recovery Factor Scale. To examine how athletic injury psychological acceptance (AIPA) was affected by their psychosocial recovery factor (PSRF). Essentially, how rehabilitation was affected by reaching acceptance and becoming able to handle their emotions in order to know what needed to be done to rehab.
Method: 144 athletes agreed to participate in the study. Out of that, 133 completely answered the survey. Five former athletes were interviewed for the study in 3 60-80 minute interviews. They were ased about their emotional states, interpersonal relationships in their club, dealing with their injuries and their rehab process. These responses were used to develop a scale to measure emotional stability, temporal perspective, and team attachment. The AIPA scale was used to measure the degree of acceptance of injuries, and the Athletic Rehabilitation Dedication Scale (ARD-S) was used to measure the dedication of athletes to rehabilitation