Self-talk use during injury rehabilitation
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
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The purpose of the present study was to explore the use of self-talk by injured athletes during rehabilitation. Six athletes were interviewed about their self-talk use during early, middle and end phases of their rehabilitation. Athletes' self-talk varied across the course of rehabilitation and was generally related to the specific concerns of each phase. The motivational functions of self-talk were the most commonly used throughout rehabilitation with the cognitive functions increasing through the middle and end phases. This study highlighted the influence communications with coaches and sport medicine staff may have on injured athletes self-talk and requires further examination. Future research should distinguish between the functions of self-talk and the outcome they serve.
MSc Sport Psychology
- Masters Degrees (Sport) 
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