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J Sci Med Sport. 1999 Jun;2(2):117-24.

Athletic injury and minor life events: a prospective study.

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University of Ballarat.


Minor life events were examined in an attempt to determine their contribution to athletic injury risk. Male and female athletes (N = 98), from both team and individual sports (hockey, volleyball, and triathlon) were examined over the course of a competitive season. A high rate of injury was noted among these athletes (30%-46% of the members of each team sustained at least one injury during the season). The injured athletes were found to have a significant increase in minor life events for the week prior to injury. No significant changes in minor life events occurred for the non-injured athletes. The results of the present study provide substantial evidence for a link between minor life events and athletic injury.

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