Psychosocial stress and injury in dance

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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


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.

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Item type Article
DOI Gale Document Number:A100750117
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Keywords dancers, coping skills, stress-injury model, injury
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