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Florence Lebrun, Áine MacNamara, Dave Collins and Sheelagh Rodgers

differences and commonalities on the rocky road . Frontiers in Psychology, 6 ( 2009 ), 1 – 11 . doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02009 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02009 Cornford , C.S. , Hill , A. , & Reilly , J. ( 2007 ). How patients with depressive symptoms view their condition: A qualitative study . Family

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Wendy M. Holmes and Madeleine E. Hackney

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of 16 individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) partaking in an adapted tango class and the perceived impact on participation and quality of life (QOL). The Ecology of Human Performance and the International Classification of Function were the theoretical frameworks for the study. Data collection involved focus groups conducted during the intervention and at a follow-up six months later. Data analysis followed inductive thematic analysis techniques. The themes addressed living with PD, the class structure and experiences, the participants’ expectations for the class, and the multiple effects experienced by participants at both time periods. The results suggest that adapted tango, when offered in a structured environment with skilled instruction, may improve skills for participation in daily activities and contribute to increased QOL for persons with PD.

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Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Kelsey DeGrave, Stephen Pack and Brian Hemmings

). Psychosocial responses during different phases of sport injury rehabilitation: A qualitative study . Journal of Athletic Training, 50 ( 1 ), 95 – 104 . PubMed ID: 25322346 doi:10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.52 Grove , R.J. , Lavallee , D. , & Gordon , S. ( 1997 ). Coping with retirement from sport: The

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Amy Baltzell, Nicole Caraballo, Kristen Chipman and Laura Hayden

This study explored how members of a Division I varsity women’s soccer team experienced a 6-week, 12 session mindfulness meditation training for sport (MMTS) program. The coaching staff and entire team participated in the MMTS program. Seven of the team members volunteered to be interviewed after their participation in the MMTS program. Thematic analysis was implemented. Most participants reported difficulty understanding the process of meditation at the start of the MMTS program. Post-MMTS, they reported an enhanced ability to accept and experience a different relationship with their emotions, both on and off the field. They also noted the importance of creating a phrase of care for self and team for cohesion purposes. Enhanced mindfulness, awareness, and acceptance of emotional experiences were attributed directly to the mindfulness training. Participants provided specific recommendations for future sport-focused mindfulness meditation programs.

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Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Diarmuid Hurley and Montse C. Ruiz

This study documented the lived career-ending injury experiences among elite Irish rugby football union (IRFU) players. Three players took part in semistructured one-on-one interviews. Interpretative phenomenological analysis (Smith, 1996) revealed that the process of psychosocial injury rehabilitation and the subsequent transition process was for the most part a distressing one and evolved in a cyclical, yet stage-like (Heil, 1994), manner. The nature of the postinjury career transition appeared to be dependent on the interactional balance of participants’ psychosocial responses to injury, existing coping mechanisms, and other factors related to the injury and career transition process. Appropriate social support network, use of sport medicine and counseling professionals, as well as organizational officials are needed to best prepare elite rugby players for life outside of sport, and to ensure a healthy career transition (Taylor & Ogilvie, 1994) out of sport.

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Cailee E. Welch Bacon, Gary W. Cohen, Melissa C. Kay, Dayna K. Tierney and Tamara C. Valovich McLeod

For this qualitative study, a category was considered general if it applied to all or all but one participant cases, typical if it applied to seven or more cases, variant if it applied to less than seven cases, or rare if the data only related to one or two participant cases. Results Six themes

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Cody R. Butler, Kirsten Allen, Lindsay J. DiStefano and Lindsey K. Lepley

nonsurgical peers. 1 , 2 Finally, the qualitative study showed that out of 3506 former National Football League athletes, those who had torn their ACL had a higher incidence of myocardial infarction compared with other retired National Football League members. 3 In brief, there is a short-term, immediate

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Jessyca N. Arthur-Cameselle and Molly Curcio

of qualitative studies on the emotional, personal, and social experiences of (non-athlete) women who have recovered (e.g.,  Linville, Brown, Sturm, & McDougal, 2012 ). Though many studies have explored the process and course of recovery, far fewer have focused specifically on the initial motivation

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Emma V. Richardson, Sarah Blaylock, Elizabeth Barstow, Matthew Fifolt and Robert W. Motl

in this qualitative study. We will then have a comprehensive evaluation and refinement of the model with supports both parties in the patient–provider interaction. This research has important implications for the current state of exercise promotion. Participants perceived that neurologists did not

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Sarah A. McGraw, Christopher R. Deubert, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Alixandra Nozzolillo, Lauren Taylor and I. Glenn Cohen

( Deubert et al., 2016 ). Limitations Several limitations of this study should be noted. The small sample size representing 45 players is characteristic of qualitative studies but cannot be viewed as representative of the entire population of NFL players, in particular their ethnic/racial backgrounds