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Reduction of sport injuries in male elite icehockey in Sweden: A psychological intervention study
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Sport Health and Physical activity.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2102-6352
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Sport Health and Physical activity.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0990-4842
2008 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Background: According to current statistics ice hockey is ranked as a high-risk injury sport. However, recent research shows the possibility of preventing the occurrence of sport-related injury in high-risk sport through psychological intervention.Objective: The objective was to study the potential of reducing injuries among male elite ice hockey players through brief psychological interventions during a season. Design: An experimental prospective intervention study, using a matched pair, experimental control group design was used followed by a pretest–posttest and a qualitative analysis.Setting: One Swedish elite ice hockey team was contacted for psychometric testing. Moreover, brief intervention was performed outside the training facilities of the team. Main Outcome Measurement: Athletic coping skills inventory— 28 and the sports anxiety scale was used to measure coping and anxiety before and after the intervention. A sport injury frequency form was used to record all injuries before and during the study. In addition, a critical incidence diary was used (experimental group) to record situations that were experienced as positive and negative within as well as outside ice hockey.Participants: Altogether 10 players in the experimental group and 14 players in the control group constituted the group of participants in the study. Interventions: Five individual sessions using somatic and cognitive intervention as well as self-confidence and goal-setting training were conducted within the experimental group.Results: The study showed that the experimental group faced fewer injuries compared with the control group (p,0.05). Although no statistical differences emerge using the psychometrics, the qualitative analysis, using citation techniques of the critical incidence diary, showed that the experimental group had moredifficulty finding negative stressful moments at the end of the study compared with the beginning. Conclusion: It seems possible to decrease sport-related injuries through psychological interventions such as stress management in a brief intervention programme for ice hockey players.

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London: BMJ Journals , 2008.
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British Journal of Sports Medicine, ISSN 0306-3674, 1473-0480(online)
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4804OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-4804DiVA, id: diva2:324843
Conference
2nd World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention, 26–28 June, 2008, Tromsø, Norway
Available from: 2010-06-16 Created: 2010-06-16 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved

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