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Injury Prevention in Sweden : Helping Soccer Players at Risk

Johnson, Urban, Ekengren, Johan, Andersen, Mark B.

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This study examined the effectiveness of a prevention intervention program to lower the incidence of injury for soccer players with at-risk psychosocial profiles. The Sport Anxiety Scale, the Life Event Scale for Collegiate Athletes, and the Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28 were used to screen for psychosocial risk factors outlined in the stress and injury model (Williams & Andersen, 1998). Thirty-two high injury-risk players were identified and randomly assigned to treatment and control groups. Injuries of participants were reported by their coaches. The intervention program consisted of training in 6 mental skills distributed in 6 to 8 sessions during 19 weeks of the competitive season. The results showed that the brief intervention prevention program significantly lowered the number of injuries in the treatment group compared with the control group. © 2005 Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.

Nyckelord: Injuries; Soccer players; Prevention; Psychosocial risk factors

Citera: Johnson, Urban, Ekengren, Johan & Andersen, Mark B., Injury Prevention in Sweden: Helping Soccer Players at Risk, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (JSEP)., 27:1, s. 32-38, 2005