Finnish athletes' expectations about physiotherapy in sport injury rehabilitation

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dc.contributor.author Lee, Sae-Mi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-10T10:57:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-10T10:57:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011101011523 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/36786
dc.description.abstract As the injured athlete's primary and most frequent contact within the sport injury rehabilitation process, the physiotherapist is in a unique position to influence the athlete's psychological rehabilitation alongside the physical recovery (Barefield & McCallister, 1997). The important question of whether or not athletes expect physiotherapists to address their psychological issues, however, has not yet been investigated in detail. Moreover, scales that measure athletes’ expectations of physiotherapy are also scarce and available only in the English language. Therefore, the purpose of this study was two-fold: 1) to adapt the Expectation About Athletic Training (EAAT) questionnaire into Finnish and 2) to examine Finnish athletes’ expectations of physiotherapy. The EAAT questionnaire that measures athletes’ expectations about sport injury rehabilitation and physiotherapy was translated into Finnish and administrated to a sample of 247 Finnish athletes. The psychometrics of the instrument was examined using principal component analysis and expectations of different groups of Finnish athletes were examined using independent sample t-test and one-way ANOVA. Results found that the previously hypothesized second order 3-factor model of the EAAT questionnaire was not confirmed in the Finnish sample. Although some items formed similar constructs as with the original 17 scales, and thus were used to form 11 new factors for the purpose of this study, confirmatory factor analysis is suggested for future research. Finnish athletes reported highest expectations for direct informational support and expertise from the physiotherapist. Athletes also had moderate expectations for the physiotherapist to have facilitative characteristics, such as genuineness. Furthermore, athletes had moderate expectations to be personally responsible and committed in physiotherapy. Gender, injury type, competition level, and previous experience in mental skills training were identified as potential moderators of athletes’ expectations of physiotherapy. It is noteworthy that athletes demonstrated neutral to high expectations for all 11 dimensions of client expectations. These research findings support and magnify the significance of physiotherapists in rehabilitation. Physiotherapists should be aware of athletes’ expectations and prepare to meet their various physical and psychological needs. Psychological education can potentially assist physiotherapists in meeting athletes’ needs.
dc.format.extent 92 s.
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other injury rehabilitation
dc.subject.other physiotherapy
dc.subject.other athletic training
dc.subject.other athletes’ expectations
dc.subject.other social support
dc.subject.other the integrated model of psychological response to sport injury and rehabilitation
dc.subject.other cognitive appraisal models
dc.title Finnish athletes' expectations about physiotherapy in sport injury rehabilitation
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011101011523
dc.subject.ysa urheilijat
dc.subject.ysa urheiluvammat
dc.subject.ysa fysioterapia
dc.subject.ysa kuntoutus
dc.subject.ysa psyykkiset vaikutukset
dc.subject.ysa sosiaalinen tuki
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master’s thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Liikuntatieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences en
dc.contributor.laitos Liikuntakasvatuksen laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Sport Sciences en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
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