Dale Forsdyke

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BACKGROUND The prime focus of research on sports injury has been on physical factors. This is despite our understanding that when an athlete sustains an injury it has psychosocial as well as physical impacts. Psychosocial factors have been suggested as prognostic influences on the outcomes of rehabilitation. The aim of this work was to address the question:(More)
According to the stress-injury model (Williams & Andersen, 1998), personality factors predisposing athletes to elevated levels of stress may increase the risk of injury. As perfectionism has been associated with chronic stress, it may be one such personality factor. So far, however, no study has investigated the relationships between perfectionism and(More)
Return to sport (RTS) outcomes after severe injury are consistently poor. 2 Psychological factors are important influences on returning to sport yet what it means to be psychologically ready to RTS is unclear. Rarely will an athlete be held back from RTS because he/she is not psychologically ready to return. Psychological factors correlate with injury(More)
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