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Transplant Recipients’ Experience of Participation at the World Transplant Games in Gothenburg 2011: A Study of Psychological Well-being
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0990-4842
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2013 (English)In: The Open Transplantation Journal, ISSN 1874-4184, E-ISSN 1874-4184, Vol. 7, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The World Transplant Games (WTG) is a biennial worldwide sporting event. Most published research relating to WTG has focused on medical issues. However, few studies have examined factors such as psychological wellbeing in sport for this group. The purpose of this study is to provide a description of the English-speaking participants at the WTG and analyze five research questions linked to how (1) health, (2), satisfaction with sports participation (3), perceived competence, (4) health as a benefit of sport participation (5), and impaired health as a cost of sports participation, are related to psychological factors in sports. There were a total of 253 participants with a mean age of 43.6 years, originating from seven English-speaking nations. Four validated psychological questionnaires were used, as well as a screening of background data of the group. The main characteristics of the English-speaking population were university educated middle age men with kidney transplants, who had participated in athletics at a rather high competitive level before the transplant. The main statistical findings particularly showed that satisfaction with sport participation, perceived health and health as a benefit were the dependent variables that explained most of the variance in the analysis. In conclusion, perceived competence, enjoyment and health seem to be critical psychological factors that essentially act as prime motivating factors behind participation in games such as WTG, and ultimately lead to a sense of psychological well-being among the participants. Finally, there is a discussion of future research, as well as the practical value of the results.

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Bussum: Bentham Open , 2013. Vol. 7, p. 1-9
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Health, participation, psychology, sport, transplant, well-being
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-24109DOI: 10.2174/1874418420130605002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-24109DiVA, id: diva2:676771
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Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, P2012-0127Available from: 2013-12-06 Created: 2013-12-06 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved

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