Adherence to Sport Rehabilitation Programmes: An Investigation into whether Adherence improves the outcome of Rehabilitation.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of adherence levels over long term and short term sport rehabilitation programmes. An additional focus was to examine the relationship between motivation levels and adherence, as motivation is identified as a key predictor in increasing adherence levels. Data was collected through the use of a questionnaire (n=42), which firstly asked a set of demographic questions to gain background information on the participant, followed by an adapted version of the 25-item preliminary Rehabilitation Adherence Measure for Athletic Training (RAdMAT) to measure the individual's adherence levels to a sport injury rehabilitation programme. The answers of all respondents to all questions were reviewed and analysed. Descriptive analysis of the results were taken which highlighted the main contributors to adherence levels and the key themes within the study. The findings of the study highlighted that athletes who completed a short term rehabilitation programme were more motivated and showed more compliance than those who completed a long term programme. In addition, it showed that those who had fulfilled a short term programme showed more interest and therefore had more compliance to their prescribed programme than those that completed a long term programme. However, the study also identified that those who completed long term rehabilitation programmes felt that they had showed more initiative. This further highlights that motivation appears to be a key influencing factor when completing a sport rehabilitation programme suggesting that achievable goal setting would be an effective intervention factor to help motivate an individual completing a long term programme and thus achieve full adherence. In conclusion, the study appears to support previous literature, which has identified that motivation influences adherence. Implications from the study identified that a rehabilitation practitioner could break down a long term programme (e.g. 16 weeks duration) into smaller individual programmes (e.g. 4x4 weeks) to maintain motivation levels. Each smaller individual programme would require the setting of goals for the individual. There is limited direct research on the impact of programme duration on adherence levels in sport rehabilitation and further research is needed to fully understand the differences in adherence levels between short and long term rehabilitation programmes. This further research could well support the limited findings in this study.
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