11.11.2013

Psychological factors and return to sport

A recently pulished systematic review of eleven studies that evaluated 983 athletes and 15 psychological factors has concluded that there is preliminary evidence that positive psychological responses are associated with a higher rate of returning to sport following athletic injury, and should be taken into account by clinicians during rehabilitation.

A systematic review of the psychological factors associated with returning to sport following injury
Clare L Ardern, Nicholas F Taylor, Julian A Feller, Kate E Webster Br J Sports Med 2013;47:1120-1126