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Psychosocial stress and injury in dance

Noh, Young-Eun, Morris, Tony and Andersen, Mark B (2003) Psychosocial stress and injury in dance. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 74 (4). pp. 36-40. ISSN 07303084

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Dancers, particularly elite dancers, often incur a variety of injuries. Although much research has been done on the physical factors that cause injuries in dance, little attention has been given to psychological factors. Nevertheless, researchers have identified a range of psychological factors—such as stress, coping skills, and social support—that significantly influence injury risk in a sporting environment similar to dance. The article introduces a 1988 stress-injury model, designed to predict and prevent injuries, that was proposed for sport by Andersen and Williams. Research that examines predictions made by this model is then reviewed. This article proposes the application of the stress-injury model to dance and suggests intervention strategies that dancers can use.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dancers, coping skills, stress-injury model, injury
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2008 22:17
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2011 04:36
DOI: Gale Document Number:A100750117
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