Student-Athletes’ Attitudes And Beliefs Towards Social Media, 2015 Winthrop University
Student-Athletes’ Attitudes And Beliefs Towards Social Media, Emily Boissonneault
The purpose of this study was to identify the attitudes and beliefs of student athletes towards social media. To address this question, student athletes completed a survey focused specifically on: the image they present on social media profiles, content included, and their thoughts on the social media education provided by their athletic department. Student athlete (SA) responses were also compared to non-athletes (NA) for a better understanding of social media profiles. Frequencies showed strong similarities in a number of content shared or not shared, like humorous photos (SA 74.1% and NA 73.3%) and sexy photos (SA 82.4 ...
Predicting College Women Rowers’ Motivation And Persistence: A Self-Determination Theory Approach, 2015 Boise State University
Predicting College Women Rowers’ Motivation And Persistence: A Self-Determination Theory Approach, Audrey Coon
Boise State University Theses and Dissertations
Collegiate women’s rowing has evidenced unprecedented growth in the past three decades. With an average roster of 50.2 athletes, women’s “crew” has been an attractive sport for colleges and universities to add to their program offerings and achieve compliance with Title IX. To satisfy the increased demand for female athletes, college rowing teams often recruit athletes with no previous rowing experience (i.e., “true novices”). Unfortunately, many programs experience significant attrition within their novice and varsity rowing rosters each season. Thus, while Title IX has been successful in affording opportunities for women rowers, the present study sought ...
Lower Extremity Biomechanics During Stair Ascent In Healthy And Total Knee Replacement Older Adults, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Lower Extremity Biomechanics During Stair Ascent In Healthy And Total Knee Replacement Older Adults, Tyler Whitney Standifird
Altered gait following total knee replacement (TKR) may increase risks for failure of joint replacements and subsequent joint replacements in both the replaced and non-replaced limb of TKR patients. Stair climbing is an activity of daily living that is more demanding than level walking and may be more robust at detecting altered gait biomechanics. Study One reviewed biomechanics during stair ambulation following TKR. Study Two compared lower extremity biomechanics during the first three steps of ascent and level walking in healthy adults. Study Three compared lower extremity biomechanics of the replaced and non-replaced limbs of TKR patients and a healthy ...
Effects Of Kinesio Tex Tape On Knee Injuries In Collegiate Athletes, 2015 Bridgewater State University
Effects Of Kinesio Tex Tape On Knee Injuries In Collegiate Athletes, Victoria L. Cooley
Master’s Theses and Projects
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of KinesioTex Tape on knee conditions in collegiate athletes. Specifically, the study examined the effects of KinesioTex Tape on pain and effusion in patients with patella related knee conditions at Bridgewater State University. The Visual Analog Scale (VAS) was used to measure pain and a measuring tape was used to measure the circumference of the knee. It was hypothesized that KinesioTex tape would decrease the amount of pain and effusion in patella related knee conditions in collegiate athletes. A total of 3 participants were recruited to take part in the ...
Effects Of Chiropractic Adjustment On Malalignment Of Posture And Lumbosacral Complex Pain, 2015 Bridgewater State University
Effects Of Chiropractic Adjustment On Malalignment Of Posture And Lumbosacral Complex Pain, Annie W. S. Chen
Master’s Theses and Projects
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of chiropractic adjustments on malalignment of the posture and lumbosacral complex pain. About fifty billion dollars a year was spent on treatment of lower back pain in about 80% of the population.1 Athletes at Bridgewater State University were used as participant in the study during a chiropractic clinic at the Tinsley athletic training room. The method used to collect data was using Coach My Video and Dartfish apps on the IPad to capture footage to analyze the pre and post effects of chiropractic adjustments. The Dartfish app was used ...
Do Pilates And Nordic Walk The Walk?, 2015 University of Sydney
Do Pilates And Nordic Walk The Walk?, Mike Climstein, Joe Walsh
No abstract provided.
A Correlation Of Strength, Range Of Motion, And Shoulder Pathology In The Dominant Arm Of Division I Athletes, Laura Carrell
Division I overhead athletes put themselves at risk for injury due to factors such as fatigue, instability, range of motion difficulties, and strengthening deficits and hypertrophies throughout their careers. Injuries that occur at the collegiate level can have a permanent effect on an athlete’s way of life. Because the shoulder is one of the most commonly affected by overuse in collegiate sports, the purpose of this study was to determine if strength and range of motion correlated with injury. Determining whether or not there are correlations to injury, strengthening and stretching programs could be valuable preventative treatments to implement ...
The Impact Of Educational Materials On Collegiate Student-Athletes’ Knowledge Of Sports Related Concussions, Ryan Johnson
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of three different types of concussion education materials for collegiate athletes and to evaluate knowledge transfer. Three different types of educational materials were used to educate the athlete. The athlete completed a pretest, completed an educational module, and then completed a posttest. Two weeks later the athlete completed a retention test. A total of 51 subjects participated in the study. The subjects were evaluated on a pretest, posttest, and retention test. Data were analyzed based on an independent t-test to compare pretest scores between athletes who have been previously concussed ...
The Effect Of Warm Up Music Compared To No Warm Up Music In Collegiate Anaerobic Athletes, 2015 Winthrop University
The Effect Of Warm Up Music Compared To No Warm Up Music In Collegiate Anaerobic Athletes, Mallory Zappitelli
Music is a very influential part of life. Music has been linked to psychological effects on exercise, however, there are mixed outcomes when it comes to its effects on exercise performance. The purpose of this study was to test music’s influence on anaerobic performance on the Wingate test. Subjects included 20 track and field athletes at a Division I school in South Carolina. The methodology used in this research was a blind randomized cross over design. Twenty college-age track and field athletes participated in two Wingate tests. Each involved a warm-up with music and a warm-up without music. The ...
Concussion Education And The Self-Reporting Rate Of Concussion Symptoms Among College Athletes, 2015 Olivet Nazarene University
Concussion Education And The Self-Reporting Rate Of Concussion Symptoms Among College Athletes, Brian J. Hyma
This study addressed the effectiveness of a structured concussion education tool in order to increase the knowledge of concussion symptoms among college athletes. Also, efforts were made to determine if the gained knowledge from the education tool would lead to an increase in the self-reporting of acquired concussion symptoms. For the study, pre and postseason surveys were administered to athletes among six universities. Athletes representing the experimental group received pre-season concussion education while the control group did not receive the education. Data concerning the athlete’s history of structured concussion education, retained knowledge of concussion symptoms, along with the rate ...
A Comparison Of The Upper Limb Lift Test Between Women With Breast Cancer And Healthy Control Subjects, 2015 University of Dayton
A Comparison Of The Upper Limb Lift Test Between Women With Breast Cancer And Healthy Control Subjects, Mary Insana Fisher, Lucinda Pfalzer, Ellen W. Levy, Shana Harrington, Lynn H. Gerber, Nicole L. Stout
Physical Therapy Faculty Publications
Presentation at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, held May 1-4, 2015, in Singapore.
Background: Objective measures of upper limb (UL) function specific to breast cancer survivors (BC) are limited. Motion, strength, and muscular endurance are measurable components of UL function. A clinical test that quantifies these components is needed.
Purpose: This study compares the Upper Limb Lift Test (ULLT) between women with BC and healthy control subjects (HC) at baseline, 1-3 months, and 12+ months post-operatively enrolled in a prospective surveillance trial with early intervention. A secondary purpose was to validate the ULLT by comparing findings to self-reported ...
Perceived Benefits, Motives, And Barriers To Aqua-Based Exercise Among Older Adults With And Without Osteoarthritis, 2015 Auckland University of Technology
Perceived Benefits, Motives, And Barriers To Aqua-Based Exercise Among Older Adults With And Without Osteoarthritis, Alison Fisken, Justin Keogh, Deborah L. Waters, Wayne Hing
Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Publications
This study aimed to (a) identify factors that motivate older adults to participate in aqua-based exercise; (b) identify potential barriers; and (c) compare perceptions between older adults with and without osteoarthritis (OA).
Fifteen adults above 60 years of age participated in one of three focus groups during which they discussed perceived benefits, motives, and barriers to aqua exercise.
Pain reduction was considered a major benefit among those with OA, improved health and fitness was a principal benefit for those without OA. All participants felt that the instructor could act as both a motivator and barrier; the most significant barrier was ...
Acl Injuries In Female Athletes, 2015 Dominican University of California
Acl Injuries In Female Athletes, Leslie A. Mesa
Scholarly and Creative Works Conference
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament has been studied in many different ways and become injured more with the increase in sports participation by both male and female athletes. “ACL injuries are 9x more common in female athletes than male athletes and over 1.4 million women have been suffered from the ACL rupture which is twice the rate of the previous decade” (Hewett, 2010). ACL injuries are known to occur more in females than males because of differences in anatomy, knee alignment, muscle strength, and conditioning. Since female athletes are more prone to injury, it is important to incorporate neuromuscular training ...
Re-Injury Anxiety & Return-To-Sport Outcomes In College Students, 2015 Dominican University of California
Re-Injury Anxiety & Return-To-Sport Outcomes In College Students, Megan C. Callen
Scholarly and Creative Works Conference
When athletes are injured, they are faced with the initial injury stage, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and then the return-to-sport. When athletes have a negative outlook, they are less likely to recover from the injury at the proposed date of return-to-sport, take a longer span of time to recover, and have higher levels of stress and anxiety. Wadey, Podlog, Hall, Hamson-Utley, Hicks-Little, & Hammer, (2014) examined the dimensions of reinjury anxiety and found athletes with greater reinjury anxiety were in denial of the severity of their injury by wishing things would get better and had a greater focus on their distress. Significant ...
Relationship Between Bmi, Exercise And Milk Consumption, 2015 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Relationship Between Bmi, Exercise And Milk Consumption, Morgan Potter
Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between dairy consumption, body composition, and physical activity in males and females. Consistent with previous research, we found a significant, inverse relationship between milk consumption and BMI which was slightly stronger in women. Previously, researchers have suggested that calcium influences energy metabolism by decreasing fat absorption and increasing fat oxidation. Low fat dairy intake may be associated with better overall diet quality (Poddar). Additionally, protein content in milk may suppress appetite. BF was significantly and inversely related to milk consumption in the sub-sample, but not significantly related to minutes of ...
Comparison Of Shear Forces In High-Top And Low-Top Basketball Shoes During Lateral Cutting Movements, 2015 Boise State University
Comparison Of Shear Forces In High-Top And Low-Top Basketball Shoes During Lateral Cutting Movements, Scott Turner
College of Health Sciences Presentations
Literature exists examining the effect of athletic shoe design on ankle sprains, specifically ankle inversion angles (Barrett & Bilisko, 2012). However, no studies were found that examined either shoe design’s effect on the forces that occur at the ankle joint from lateral cutting maneuvers. The purpose of this current study is to measure the shear forces on the ankle during lateral cutting movements that are consistent with ankle inversions among high-top and low-top basketball shoes. It was hypothesized that there would be a greater amount of force on the ankle in low-top basketball shoes. Data was collected on two participants ...
Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, 2015 University of Akron
Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, Joseph Congeni, Thomas Bacher
University Press Publications
This collection of stories examines Cleveland's athletic teams and injuries that have hindered their quests for championships. From rotator cuffs to knee ligaments, from sprained ankles to sprained backs, and from broken legs to broken arms, Cleveland's misery has taken some of its best athletes and immobilized them at inopportune times. Shaq gave fans his inside dominance and his ailing thumb in 2010. Herb Score was a blazing lefthander until he took a line drive to the face in 1957. When the Las Vegas oddsmakers picked the Brown to win the Super Bowl in 1988, Bernie Kosar's ...
University Athlete Transition: Making The Jump From Sport To Life, 2015 The University of Western Ontario
University Athlete Transition: Making The Jump From Sport To Life, Natascha Wesch
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
The general purpose of this dissertation was to examine how perfectionism might influence career planning through its relationship with career decision making self-efficacy, career goal setting, and career outcome expectations in Canadian university student-athletes. Specifically, this dissertation addressed two main research questions: Does perfectionism enhance or inhibit career planning in university student-athletes; and is this in turn influenced by the relationship between perfectionism (strivings and concerns) and the social cognitive variables of the SCCT (i.e., career decision making self-efficacy, career goal setting, and career outcome expectations)?
In order to validate and test the measurement models of perfectionism, decision-making self-efficacy ...
Incidence Of Injuries In Collegiate Cross Country, 2015 Cedarville University
Incidence Of Injuries In Collegiate Cross Country, Haley Merical
The Research and Scholarship Symposium
Running is becoming increasingly popular not only recreationally, but also competitively. With the increase in the number of people who are running comes an increase in the number of people who are injured. The purpose of this study was to determine if increasing mileage would result in a greater prevalence in injuries among collegiate cross country runners. Participants for this study included cross-country runners in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. The hypothesis for this study had two parts: the greatest increase in mileage would be seen between the senior year of high school and the freshmen year of college; and ...
Certified Athletic Trainer’S Perceived Comfort Level With Shoulder Reductions, 2015 Cedarville University
Certified Athletic Trainer’S Perceived Comfort Level With Shoulder Reductions, Jessica Pearson, Michael S. Weller
The Research and Scholarship Symposium
Joint dislocations are a common injury in the athletic world. The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint. It is important for health care professionals to be aware of this injury and be able to treat it. Athletic trainers play a vital role in the immediate care of injured athletes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceived comfort level of athletic trainers with reducing a shoulder dislocation. The results showed that there was a significant difference between ATC’s perceived comfort level in the 5-10 and 20+ years of experience groups when reducing posterior dislocations (p=.016 ...