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Jeremy J. Noble, Michael B. Madson, Richard S. Mohn, and Jon T. Mandracchia

Heavy episodic drinking (HED) is related to an increase in negative consequences (Wechsler, Lee, Kuo, & Lee, 2000) including approximately 599,000 unintentional injuries and 1,825 deaths annually among college students (Hingson, Edwards, Heeren, & Rosenbloom, 2009). College athletes participate in greater alcohol consumption and experience more negative consequences than their nonathlete peers (Hildebrand, Johnson, & Bogle, 2001). Protective behavioral strategies (PBS) have played a significant role in reducing alcohol-related negative consequences within the college population (Martens et al., 2004). However, little is known about PBS use within specific at-risk populations such as athletes. This study aimed to identify the relationship between alcohol consumption, the use of protective behavioral strategies, and negative consequences among intercollegiate athletes. Results indicated that PBS partially mediated the relationship between alcohol consumption and negative consequences. Implications for intercollegiate athlete intervention and prevention programs are discussed as well as limitations of the study and directions for future research.

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Aaron Sciascia, Jacob Waldecker, and Cale Jacobs

college athletes compared with college attendees who did not participate in sport. 1 Pain is the most common patient-reported symptom 2 but the perception of pain is complex, differs between individuals and not directly proportional to the extent of injury. 3 , 4 Factors that extend beyond the

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Christopher P. Tomczyk, George Shaver, and Tamerah N. Hunt

field. 7 , 8 These findings begin to beg the question of whether anxiety screening should be a focused component of the concussion protocol at baseline. Focused Clinical Question Does anxiety affect neuropsychological assessments in healthy college athletes? Summary of Search, “Best Evidence” Appraised

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Chris Knoester and B. David Ridpath

The compensation of U.S. college athletes, beyond educationally tethered compensation such as scholarships, has been the subject of significant concern and empirical inquiry for decades ( Nocera & Strauss, 2016 ; Mondello et al., 2013 ; Sack & Staurowsky, 1998 ). Many college sports programs

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J.D. DeFreese, Michael J. Baum, Julianne D. Schmidt, Benjamin M. Goerger, Nikki Barczak, Kevin M. Guskiewicz, and Jason P. Mihalik

’s full potential and may influence clinicians to make premature and/or potentially dangerous return-to-play decisions that are inconsistent with best practice. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to determine if life stressors are associated with college athlete concussion testing performance

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Michelle L. Bartlett, Mitch Abrams, Megan Byrd, Arial S. Treankler, and Richard Houston-Norton

specifically in a college athlete population and anger identification assessment and protocols for this population have been scarce at best. Anger and Performance in Athletics Most attempts to address anger in athletics have been to try to reduce it ( Abrams, 2010 ). Careful consideration must be taken here as

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Sajad Bagherian, Khodayar Ghasempoor, Nader Rahnama, and Erik A. Wikstrom

injury risk in male football players, 9 female college athletes, 10 and male military candidates. 11 The lateral step-down (LSD) test can be used to rate the quality of movement based on the alignment of the trunk, pelvis, and knee 12 with scores ranging from 0 to 6. 13 The Y balance test (YBT) was

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Leticia Oseguera, Dan Merson, C. Keith Harrison, and Sue Rankin

outcomes may have less relevance today, but stereotypes of college athletes as dumb jocks with limited academic success persist ( Sailes, 1993 ; Simons & Van Rheenen, 2000 ). Consequently, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) initiated policies and programs to respond to these negative

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Megan N. Houston, Johanna M. Hoch, and Matthew C. Hoch

activity and work. Elevated levels of fear have contributed to disablement in patients with low back pain 8 and patellofemoral pain 9 and following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. 10 Furthermore, acutely injured high-school and college athletes have exhibited increased fear. 11 It is clear

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James Tompsett and Chris Knoester

pathway for social mobility—whether by learning habits useful for the labor market, nurturing social capital, or through realizing a dream of becoming a college athlete (or even a professional athlete with potentially lucrative monetary outcomes). Still, largely due to a lack of empirical data and