The increase in sport participation among adolescents has led to the rise in sport-related injuries, many of which have unique characteristics based on the patient, their perceptions, and the pressures faced when returning to sport. The purpose of this study was to identify the underlying factors that contributed to adolescents’ perceptions of injury and the various pressures they experienced when returning to sport. Two themes emerged from the study: support and fear. Support was provided to participants through development, care, and the environment. Fear was the factor that affected the participant in their return to sport, which came in the form of worry and doubt.
West, Jordan J.; Winkelmann, Zachary K.; Edler, Jessica; Jackson, Bradley C.; and Eberman, Lindsey E.
"Adolescent Perceptions of Injury and Pressures of Returning to Sport: A Retrospective Qualitative Analysis,"
Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association: Vol. 6:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/jsmahs/vol6/iss2/2