Wilkerson, Gary (Gary B.)
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Research suggests that previous injury and history of sport-related concussion place athletes at a greater risk for subsequent injury. The primary purpose of this study was to assess the validity of self-perceived wellness and performance capabilities survey responses for retrospective classification of the injury risk status of individual athletes as a means to estimate risk magnitude for intramural and club sport athletes. The surveys used to collect this data were the Sport Fitness Index (SFI), Overall Wellness Index (OWI), Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Survey (DASS), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). The SFI was a strong discriminator (AUC= .728) for history of sport-related concussion, with the OWI having lesser discriminatory power (AUC= .618). Association with history of core and lower extremity injury was also strong for SFI (AUC= .704), but weaker for OWI (AUC= .623). The results of this study suggest that self-reported functional status and overall wellness strongly relate to injury history, which may have value for identification of individuals who are most likely to sustain another injury during participation in intramural and club sports.
I would like to thank Dr. Colston and Dr. Wilkerson for their support, guidance, and constant encouragement throughout this process. Thank you to the Honors College for giving me the opportunity to conduct this research and all of the assistance throughout learning how to. Lastly, thank you to my friends and family for your love and patience with me as I dedicated my last few semesters to this project.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Brain--Concussion; Musculoskeletal system--Wounds and injuries; Sports injuries
Kinesiology | Other Kinesiology | Sports Studies
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Wallace, Daylia, "Retrospective analysis of injuries and persisting injury effects among students who have participated in club sports and intramural activities during the prior year" (2021). Honors Theses.