Perceptions of psychological interventions in the context of sport injury rehabilitation

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Title translated into German:Wahrnehmungen der psychologischen Interventionen im Zusammenhang mit der Rehabilitation nach einer Sportverletzung
Author:Brewer, Britton W.; Jeffers, Karin E.; Petitpas, Albert J.; Van Raalte, Judy L.
Published in:The sport psychologist
Published:8 (1994), 2 , S. 176-188, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0888-4781, 1543-2793
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Identification number:PU199409073772

Author's abstract

Two experiments were conducted to evaluate perceptions of three different psychological interventions in the context of sport injury rehabilitation. In Experiment 1, college students (N = 161) rated their perceptions of goal setting, imagery, or counseling as an adjunct to physical therapy for a hypothetical injured athlete. In Experiment 2, injured athletes (N = 20) received brief introductory sessions of goal setting, imagery, and counseling. Subjects' perceptions were assessed immediately following each intervention. In both experiments, subjects displayed a preference for goal setting, although positive perceptions were obtained for all three interventions. Females' perceptions of the interventions were significantly more positive than those of males in Experiment 1, but not in Experiment 2. The findings suggest that goal setting, imagery, and counseling are sufficiently credible to be examined in controlled outcome studies with injured athletes. Verf.-Referat