Aynsley M. Smith

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1. Six men and four women, 30-51 yr of age, were asked to use the tip of the washed and dried index finger to stroke six different featureless, flat surfaces mounted on a three-dimensional force platform. The six surfaces were rosin-coated glass, glass, satin-finished aluminum, poly-vinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, Teflon, and nyloprint (polyamide plastic).(More)
An integrated model of response to sport injury: Psychological and sociological dynamics Diane M. Wiese-bjornstal a , Aynsley M. Smith b , Shelly M. Shaffer c & Michael A. Morrey d a School of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, University of Minnesota, b Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, c School of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, University of Minnesotu,(More)
Increased participation in sports is associated with increased related injuries. This study was conducted to identify the emotional responses of athletes to injury and to determine which responses might interfere with rehabilitation and necessitate psychologic or psychiatric intervention. In 72 patients, follow-up surveillance was continued from the time of(More)
BACKGROUND The 'yips' is a psychoneuromuscular impediment affecting execution of the putting stroke in golf. Yips symptoms of jerks, tremors and freezing often occur during tournament golf and may cause performance problems. Yips-affected golfers add approximately 4.7 strokes to their scores for 18 holes of golf, and have more forearm electromyogram(More)
The definition of the 'yips' has evolved over time. It is defined as a motor phenomenon of involuntary movements affecting golfers. In this paper, we have extended the definition to encompass a continuum from the neurologic disorder of dystonia to the psychologic disorder of choking. In many golfers, the pathophysiology of the 'yips' is believed to be an(More)
Eighty-six male high school ice hockey players participated in this prospective study to determine both the incidence of injury in high school ice hockey and the influence of physical, situational, and psychosocial factors. Physical factors included height, weight, vision, previous injuries, musculoskeletal abnormalities, and injuries present at the time of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between psychological, physiological, and performance variables in intensive care unit (ICU) nurses in situations of increasing criticality. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Psychophysiological variables and endotracheal suctioning performance were examined in a classroom, a skills laboratory, and an ICU. Situation-specific(More)
Research on the emotional responses of athletes to injury shows significant depression that may be profound and may last a month or more, paralleling the athlete's perceived recovery. Injured athletes cared for by athletic trainers are often between the ages of 15 to 24, the high-risk age group for suicide, which is currently a leading cause of death for(More)
In a prospective study, we determined whether preinjury and postinjury differences existed in the mood state and self-esteem of competitive athletes. The influence of severity of injury, gender, level of participation in sports, and type of sport on these dependent variables was also measured. Among 238 male and 38 female athletes from hockey, basketball,(More)
This exploratory correlational clinical study examines the relationship between reported caregiver burden (as measured by the Burden Interview) and cognition and functional ability (as measured by the Functional Independence Measure instrument) of people who had experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI). The purpose of the research was to explore the impact(More)