TIME TO CONCENTRATE? CONCENTRATION DISRUPTION AS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE OCCURRENCE OF ACUTE INJURIES DURING ELITE FEMALE SOCCER GAMES.

Ruth Verrelst

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract (Journal)

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Performance anxiety can play a role in acute injury development during soccer games. The purpose of this study was to
identify the possible predictive value of the Sport Anxiety Scale -2 on acute injury susceptibility in elite female soccer players.
METHODS: In this prospective cohort design 91 Belgian female football players who were selected for the national team (U13, U14, U15,
U16, U17, U19, U21 and the first national team), completed the SAS-2 in the beginning of the soccer season. During the nine months follow
– up, injuries were registered using an monitoring application. All registered injuries were immediately double checked during a followup
interview. Additionally a trimonthly retrospective injury enquiry was performed and cross – checked with the data from the injury
registration application.
RESULTS: During the follow – up period, 30 (32.97%) of the 91 female soccer players developed an acute injury during the game. Univariate
logistic regression analyses identified a predictive value for concentration disruption (P-value= 0.034; Odds – ratio 1.240). No predictive
values were found for somatic anxiety and worry.
CONCLUSION: Within a population of female elite soccer players, a predictive effect (Odds ratio: 1.240) was identified for concentration
disruption on the occurrence of an acute traumatic injury during soccer games. The subscales of somatic anxiety and worry were not
identified as predictive parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-352
Number of pages1
JournalBook of Abstracts 24th Annual Congres of the ECSS Prague
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
EventECSS 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 Jul 20197 Jul 2019

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'TIME TO CONCENTRATE? CONCENTRATION DISRUPTION AS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE OCCURRENCE OF ACUTE INJURIES DURING ELITE FEMALE SOCCER GAMES.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this