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Psychological Readiness Effect On Return-To-Play In Collegiate Athletes, Kurt Gruenberg, Kurt D. Beachy Apr 2015

Psychological Readiness Effect On Return-To-Play In Collegiate Athletes, Kurt Gruenberg, Kurt D. Beachy

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Psychological readiness has been studied extensively over the past 20 years.2,4,6 It is becoming increasingly important to understand completely how athletes psychologically deal with a physical injury. Current research has identified specific intrinsic and extrinsic factors that have shown to present negative effects on athletes.1,4,5 They have also identified specific psychological factors that play a major role in the rehabilitation process.2,3,5 However, current research has not studied the entire psychological experience of athletes and their determining factors. They also have not used surveys that allow for both qualitative and quantitative data ...