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Poster or Presentation Title

Certified Athletic Trainers’ Utilization of Psychological Interventions

Location

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

8-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

8-4-2020 1:15 PM

Department

Athletic Training

Abstract

The purpose of this research study was to determine which, if any, psychological interventions and skills athletic trainers utilize. A secondary purpose of this study was to determine how athletic trainers utilize psychological interventions during injury rehabilitation. This study was an online questionnaire randomly sent to 4,000 certified athletic trainers by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. 186 athletic trainers completed our questionnaire for a 4.65% response rate. Data was analyzed via a general inductive approach. We used peer review and multiple analyst triangulation to provide credibility. Psychological interventions were perceived as helpful in injury rehabilitation by our participants (n = 177, 95.16%) but most participants failed to implement them into clinical practice (n = 149, 80.11%). Based on the responses, two themes were found in the results: 1) implementation and 2) barriers. Implementation included the various methods and trends athletic trainers utilized while barriers touched on what keeps these skills from being utilized. A general perception existed among athletic trainers that psychological interventions are helpful. However, this perception did not represent actual utilization as there were a smaller percentage of athletic trainers who utilize the skills compared to those who deemed the skills helpful.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Tom Bowman
Dr. Debbie Bradney
Dr. Nicki Favero

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Certified Athletic Trainers’ Utilization of Psychological Interventions

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

The purpose of this research study was to determine which, if any, psychological interventions and skills athletic trainers utilize. A secondary purpose of this study was to determine how athletic trainers utilize psychological interventions during injury rehabilitation. This study was an online questionnaire randomly sent to 4,000 certified athletic trainers by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. 186 athletic trainers completed our questionnaire for a 4.65% response rate. Data was analyzed via a general inductive approach. We used peer review and multiple analyst triangulation to provide credibility. Psychological interventions were perceived as helpful in injury rehabilitation by our participants (n = 177, 95.16%) but most participants failed to implement them into clinical practice (n = 149, 80.11%). Based on the responses, two themes were found in the results: 1) implementation and 2) barriers. Implementation included the various methods and trends athletic trainers utilized while barriers touched on what keeps these skills from being utilized. A general perception existed among athletic trainers that psychological interventions are helpful. However, this perception did not represent actual utilization as there were a smaller percentage of athletic trainers who utilize the skills compared to those who deemed the skills helpful.