Monitoring athletes through self-report: factors influencing implementation

Saw, Anna E., Main, Luana C. and Gastin, Paul B. 2015, Monitoring athletes through self-report: factors influencing implementation, Journal of sports science and medicine, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 137-146.

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Title Monitoring athletes through self-report: factors influencing implementation
Author(s) Saw, Anna E.
Main, Luana C.ORCID iD for Main, Luana C.
Gastin, Paul B.ORCID iD for Gastin, Paul B.
Journal name Journal of sports science and medicine
Volume number 14
Issue number 1
Start page 137
End page 146
Total pages 11
Publisher University of Uludag
Place of publication Bursa, Turkey
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1303-2968
Keyword(s) Athletic injury
Training diary
Summary Monitoring athletic preparation facilitates the evaluation and adjustment of practices to optimize performance outcomes. Self-report measures such as questionnaires and diaries are suggested to be a simple and cost-effective approach to monitoring an athlete’s response to training, however their efficacy is dependent on how they are implemented and used. This study sought to identify the perceived factors influencing the implementation of athlete self-report measures (ASRM) in elite sport settings. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with athletes, coaches and sports science and medicine staff at a national sporting institute (n = 30). Interviewees represented 20 different sports programs and had varying experience with ASRM. Purported factors influencing the implementation of ASRM related to the measure itself (e.g., accessibility, timing of completion), and the social environment (e.g., buy-in, reinforcement). Social environmental factors included individual, inter-personal and organizational levels which is consistent with a social ecological framework. An adaptation of this framework was combined with the factors associated with the measure to illustrate the inter-relations and influence upon compliance, data accuracy and athletic outcomes. To improve implementation of ASRM and ultimately athletic outcomes, a multi-factorial and multi-level approach is needed.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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