5 years ago

Self-report measures in athletic preparation

What did I do?

I investigated athlete self-report measures1 (ASRM)—paper based or electronic records of an athlete's perceived physical, psychological and/or social well-being, completed on a regular (often daily) basis.

I aimed to determine: (1) if ASRM are valuable to athletic preparation and, if so, (2) how their use may be optimised.

Why did I do it?

Modern sport invests substantial human and financial resources into athlete monitoring innovations in order to optimise athlete performance and avoid negative outcomes such as injury. However, the drive to gain a competitive advantage has led to the early adoption of various monitoring methods prior to establishing a proof of concept or validity and reliability.2 ASRM, in particular brief custom measures, are popular in applied practice.3 However, empirical support and guidance on how they may be used to inform athletic preparation was...

Publisher URL: http://bjsm.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/51/18/1377

DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096888

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