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Rebekka Pomiersky, Bastian Abel, Christian Werner, André Lacroix, Klaus Pfeiffer, Martina Schäufele and Klaus Hauer

over time; and whether predictors of success could be identified. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate detailed effectivity and sustainability of a dementia-specific PA promotion and training program and to identify potential predictors of changes in PA behavior in persons with

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Jeffrey Martin, Mario Vassallo, Jacklyn Carrico and Ellen Armstrong

examining predictors of athlete’s emotions that span objective and normative indices of success (i.e., medals won) versus objective expectations (i.e., medal won relative to medal expected) and self-referenced expectations (i.e., race times relative to previous personal best times) appears nonexistent. Such

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Ann M. Quinn and Barry J. Fallon


To explore predictors of recovery time.


Repeated measures on 4 occasions throughout recovery included injury appraisal, demographics, emotional responses, and psychological variables.


Elite injured athletes (N = 136).

Main Outcome Measure:

Recovery time.


At all phases, being a team athlete was a significant predictor of faster recovery. At partial recovery (approximately one-third of the recovery time), significant predictors were active coping, confidence of reaching full recovery in the estimated time, not completing rehabilitation, and having less social support. By semirecovery (approximately two-thirds of the recovery time), vigor and using denial significantly predicted quicker recovery. At recovery, having previously suffered a serious nonsporting injury or illness, vigor, more confidence, and intensity of effort significantly predicted faster recovery.


This study has expanded on and refined the work in this area and will help increase understanding of the role that psychological variables play in decreasing recovery time, which has important implications for those implementing rehabilitation programs.

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Ross Armstrong, Christopher Michael Brogden and Matt Greig

Excursion Balance Test 18 and Functional Movement Screen 19 as a predictor of mechanical loading in dancers. The Star Excursion Balance Test 20 challenges dynamic postural control and requires strength, proprioception, and flexibility. 21 Its use with dancers is thought to have a degree of face

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Nicole J. Chimera and Mallorie Larson

 al 12 reported that ankle dorsiflexion during the YBT-LQ performance predicted 50% of the variance in the normalized anterior reach. In addition, active ankle dorsiflexion at full knee extension and 90° knee flexion was significantly correlated with YBT-LQ performance. 13 The findings on ankle

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Peiyuan Wang, Frank J. Infurna and Sydney Y. Schaefer

approximated by the amount of improvement following a period of delayed retention ( Kantak & Winstein, 2012 ). Recent findings have suggested that neither chronological age nor global cognitive status is predictive of retained improvements ( Schaefer, Dibble, & Duff, 2015 ; Schaefer & Duff, 2015 ), while

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Drue Stapleton

maximum of 21. A higher composite score is associated with better functional movement. The use of the FMS to identify movement quality and potential risk for injury has grown in recent years, however, debate remains as to the usefulness of composite FMS score to predict injury. The composite score has

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Dimitrios Challoumas and Andreas Artemiou

The volleyball attack is the action winning most of the points during a game, and attack effectiveness (AE) is consequently thought to be one of the most important predictors of victory. 1 , 2 It can be performed in a number of ways, most commonly in the form of a “spike.” This is a unique

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Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu, Tao Zhang, Katherine T. Thomas, Xiaoxia Zhang and Xiangli Gu

.e., effort and intention), and psychological (i.e., vitality) aspects, have been well supported ( Standage, Gillison, Ntoumanis, & Treasure, 2012 ; Sun, Li, & Shen, 2017 ). Regarding the predictive strengths of BPNs, competence has been shown to be a stronger predictor than autonomy and relatedness in

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Ali Al-Yaaribi and Maria Kavussanu

positively predicted enjoyment ( Al-Yaaribi et al., 2016 ). Satisfaction of athletes’ affective needs can enhance their willingness to remain united and work together toward attaining the team goals ( Eys et al., 2009a , 2009b ). Indeed, in-group affect, which is the positive feeling derived from being a