New research (2016): Psychological aspects of sports injury

This page contains a list of research related to the psychological aspects of sports injury published in 2016. Its aim is to be a resource for students and researchers investigating the topic.  It is a ‘work in progress’ and will be updated throughout the year. If you are aware of a piece of research that you think should be added to this list please add it using the ‘leave a reply’ box at the bottom of the page.


Arvinen-Barrow, M. and Clement, D. (2016). Preliminary investigation into sport and exercise psychology consultants’ views and experiences of an interprofessional care team approach to sport injury rehabilitation. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-9 (online first).

Cagle, A.J., Overcash, K.B., Rowe, D.P. & Needle, A.R. (2016). Trait anxiety as a risk factor for musculoskeletal injury in athletes: a critically appraised topic. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 22(3), 26-31.

Bejar, M. P., Fisher, L. A., Nam, B. H., Larsen, L. K., Fynes, J. M., & Zakrajsek, R. A. (2016). High-level South Korean athletes’ experiences of injury and rehabilitation. The Sport Psychologist, 1-36 (online first). doi: 10.1123/tsp.2015-0060.

Forsdyke, D, Gledhill, A. and Arden, C. (2016). Psychological readiness to return to sport: three key elements to help the practitioner decide whether the athlete is REALLY ready? British Journal of Sports Medicine (online first). doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096770

Forsdyke, D., Smith, A., Jones, M. and Gledhill, A. (2016). Psychosocial factors associated with outcomes of sports injury rehabilitation in competitive athletes: A mixed studies systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(9), 537-544.

Heaney, C. A., Rostron, C. L., Walker, N. C., & Green, A. J. (2016). Is there a link between previous exposure to sport injury psychology education and UK sport injury rehabilitation professionals’ attitudes and behaviour towards sport psychology?. Physical Therapy in Sport (online first). doi:

Hsu, C. J., Meierbachtol, A., George, S. Z., & Chmielewski, T. L. (2016). Fear of reinjury in athletes implications for rehabilitation. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach (online first), 1941738116666813.

Ivarsson, A., Johnson, U., Andersen, M.B., Tranaeus, U, Stenling, A., and Lindwall, M. (2016). Psychosocial factors and sport injuries: meta-analyses for prediction and prevention. Sports Medicine, doi:10.1007/s40279-016-0578-x

Madrigal, L., Wurst, K. & Gill, D.L. (2016). The role of mental toughness in coping and injury response in female roller derby and rugby athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 10(2), 137-154.

Putukian, M. (2016). The psychological response to injury in student athletes: a narrative review with a focus on mental health. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(3), 145-148.

Roy-Davis, K, Wadey, R. & Evans, L. (2016, in press). A grounded theory of sport injury-related growth. Exercise and Performance Psychology.

Sheinbein, S. (2016). Psychologcal effect of injury on the athlete: a recommendation for psychological intervention. AMAA Journal, Fall/Winter, 8-10.

Zakrajsek, R. A., Martin, S. B., & Wrisberg, C. A. (2016). National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I certified athletic trainers’ perceptions of the benefits of sport psychology services. Journal of Athletic Training, 51(5), 0-0 (online first). doi:10.4085/1062-6050-51.5.13



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