Spor Hekimliği Dergisi, vol.53, no.2, pp.67-75, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Celil Kaçoğlu1, Erdem Atalay2, Begümhan Turhan3
1Coaching Education Department, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey
2Sports Medicine Department, Yunus Emre State Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey
3Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey
Keywords: Athletic injuries, return to sport, fear, depression
Objective: The aim of this study is to examine the levels of kinesophobia and depression following sports injuries in physically contact and non-contact sports.
Material and Methods: A total of 130 male athletes from 14 different sports, who were injured at least six months before were included in the study. Individuals participating in the study were interviewed by means of the Beck Depression Inventory and the Tampa Kinesiophobia Scale. Participants were also asked to complete a form to determine the injuries they had experienced.
Results: There were no statistically significant differences between the physically contact and non-contact sport groups’ kinesiophobia and depression scores (p>0.05). There was no significant correlation between these two scores (r=0.27, p>0.05). Beck Depression Inventory scores following injuries that occurred in training and competition were significantly higher in physically contact sports than non-contact sports (p<0.05 and p<0.001, respectively).
Conclusion: Depression and kinesophobia scores following sport injuries were not significantly different for physically contact and non-contact sports. Kinesophobia is not related to the emotional status of athletes.