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Injury prevention in Sweden : helping soccer players at risk

Johnson, Urban and Ekengren, Johan and Andersen, Mark B (2005) Injury prevention in Sweden : helping soccer players at risk. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 27 (1). pp. 32-38. ISSN 0895-2779

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Abstract

In contrast to the rich body of empirical studies investigating psychological factors in sport injury occurrence, there are few controlled intervention studies examining relationships among psychological risk variables, prevention treatments, and injury outcomes (Cupal, 1998). Moreover, little attention has been given to those brief interventions that occur frequently when working with athletes in the field, often referred as brief contact interventions (see Giges & Petitipas, 2000). In the field of clinical psychology, there has been interest and research in brief or focused interventions, especially in the cognitive-behavioral therapies, and particularly for clients diagnosed with anxiety and somatic disorders (Bergin & Garfield, 1994). Most brief therapies typically range from 5 to 15 sessions (Pinkerton & Rockwell, 1994) and are commonly organized with close spacing of initial sessions and gradually increasing inter-session intervals with a planned follow-up or booster session (Budman & Gurman, 1983). Such brief therapy models seem well-suited for sport interventions, and have been used, in various forms, in the past.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID8391, sports injuries, psychological factors, prevention treatment, soccer players, Sweden injury prevention
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
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Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:36
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/353
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