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A multifactorial evaluation of illness risk factors in athletes preparing for the Summer Olympic Games

Drew, Michael K.; Vlahovich, Nicole; Hughes, David C; Appaneal, Renee; Peterson, Kirsten; Burke, Louise M; Lundy, Bronwen; Toomey, Mary; Watts, David; Lovell, Gregory; Welvaert, Marijke


Objectives Illness can disrupt training and competition performance of athletes. Few studies have quantified the relative contribution of the known medical, behavioural and lifestyle risk factors. Design Cross-sectional. Methods Olympic athletes from 11 sports (n = 221) were invited to complete questionnaires administered nine months before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. These included the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Questionnaire (DASS-21), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Dispositional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.02.010


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