The influence of injury related patient education on pain perception and mood states in recreational athletes
Abstract (Summary)David Stodden, Advisor The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of injury-related patient education on the pain perception and mood states of recreational athletes. Participants were recruited from a sports medicine clinic and included recreational athletes over the age of 18 who suffered a musculoskeletal injury. A repeated measures design was used to examine participants pain perception and mood state at two separate occasions during the physician consultation. Both the control and experimental group participants completed the pain perception and mood state assessments prior to the physician consultation. The control group completed the second assessment after the physical exam but prior to the patient education. The experimental group completed the second assessment after both the physical exam and the patient education.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:patient education pain perception mood psychology athletes
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