oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Sports psychology: Stress and the predisposition to sport injuries
|Article Title||Sports psychology: Stress and the predisposition to sport injuries|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Mar 2006|
|Pages||13 - 15|
|Keyword(s)||Anxiety, Depression, Dynamic adaptive coping strategies, High energy coping strategies, Interpersonal problems, Life change events, Long-term stress, Memory failure, Phobias and Sleeplessness|
Stressful experiences like accidents and close misses produce distinct emotional responses in those experiencing them. These short-term stressors make one appreciate the effects longterm stressors must have on one's capacity to adapt and react appropriately and safely to an ever-changing, demanding environment. Acute trauma and injuries are associated with an increased perception of persistent stressful events.
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