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The impact of a sport psychology education intervention on physiotherapists

Heaney, Caroline A.; Walker, Natalie C.; Green, Alison J.K. and Rostron, Claire L. (2017). The impact of a sport psychology education intervention on physiotherapists. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 19(2) pp. 97–103.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of an online sport psychology education module on the attitudes and behaviours of qualified sports physiotherapists in the UK. Ninety-five sport physiotherapists studied either a sport psychology module or a control module, and their attitudes and behaviours towards sport psychology were measured prior to studying the module and at three points over a six-month period following its completion. It was found that those who had studied the sport psychology module demonstrated an improvement in their attitudes towards sport psychology immediately following its completion that was significantly higher than those who had studied the control module. Use of sport psychology also increased following the sport psychology module, with significant differences seen between the intervention and control group on the sport psychology subscale, indicating that those who had studied the sport psychology module were integrating more sport psychology techniques into their practice than those who had studied the control module. It was concluded that the online sport psychology module was effective in improving the attitudes and behaviours of UK physiotherapists and that more sport psychology education opportunities should be made available.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 2167-9177
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Internal project funded by the OUNot SetThe Open University (OU)
Keywords: sport psychology; physiotherapy education; psychology of sport injury; education; psychology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Childhood Youth and Sport Group (CYSG)
Item ID: 48340
Depositing User: Claire Rostron
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 16:07
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 08:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48340
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