Bailarines lesionados: respuestas emocionales y estrategias de afrontamiento

by Sanahuja Maymó, Montserrat

Abstract (Summary)
SUMMARY: When dancers are injured dance medicine professionals focus their attention primarily on the physical aspects of treatment and recovery. However, injuries usually have an impact on the individuals psychological functions as well. The objective of this exploratory study, of experimental, transversal, descriptive and correlational/causal design, is to know the emotional responses towards injury in injured dancers measuring depression, hopelessness, emotional state and coping strategies. In order to do that, the POMS, BDI-II, BHS and CHIP were administered, together with a questionnaire regarding injury-associated factors, to a sample of 94 injured dancers in New York. As for the results, 31.9% of the dancers showed depression symptomatology in the categories mild, moderate and severe in the BDI-II and 42.9 of them showed hopelessness. Regarding the profile of mood states (POMS), results show a tendency towards high levels of tension and confusion, followed by depression, fatigue and hostility. Vigor stands out due to its low scores. The coping strategies used include instrumental and distraction, while not using palliative strategies in the same degree. Regarding other injury-associated factors it is important to note, firstly, the dancers economical worries as a factor that can even prevent them from accessing medical and/or psychological treatment. Secondly, as regards dancers behavior, 64.8% of them continued dancing despite being injured, and that 31.9% took care of their injuries themselves, without any professional medical help. Finally, regarding the support and help a dance psychologist can provide, dancers considered positive the relaxation techniques, and their support when emotionally responding to injuries as well as in the psychosocial transition at the end of their professional career.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:PĂ©rez Testor, Carles; Virgili Tejedor, Carles

School:Universitat Rovira i Virgili

School Location:Spain

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:fpceeb psicologia


Date of Publication:10/10/2008

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