Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Role of Psychological Flexibility in Injury Rehabilitation
by DeGaetano, Jessica McCarthy, D.Ps., Kean University, 2014, 66; 3642244
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of psychosocial factors and psychological flexibility on rehabilitation protocol adherence in a sample of injured collegiate athletes. Self-report measures were given to injured athletes prior to the outset of a physical rehabilitation protocol, and a measure of rehabilitation adherence for each athlete was completed by the Chief Athletic Trainer upon the completion of rehabilitation. Logistic regression analyses with bootstrapping were conducted to determine if broad psychosocial factors such as those indicated within the BBHI – 2, and level of psychological flexibility as measured by the AAQ – 2 would significantly predict engagement and adherence to a rehabilitation protocol. The AAQ – 2 was found to significantly contribute to the overall logistic regression model. This measure would give medical providers a way to quickly and quantitatively assess for the presence of potentially problematic behavioral responding that has been demonstrated to negatively impact the course of rehabilitation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Marks, Donald R.
Commitee: Tremaine, Monique J., Wolanin, Andrew T.
School: Kean University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- New Jersey
Source: DAI-B 76/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology
Keywords: AAQ-2, Injury rehabilitation, Medical rehabilitation, Psychological flexibility, Rehabilitation adherence
Publication Number: 3642244
ISBN: 9781321289626
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