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Titill: 
  • Titill er á ensku Mental Health among Elite Track and Field Athletes in Iceland in Relation to Training Volume and Injuries
Námsstig: 
  • Bakkalár
Útdráttur: 
  • Útdráttur er á ensku

    Mental health among athletes has gained more attention in recent years. Studies have shown that prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms are similar among athletes as reported for the general public. However, training volume and injuries have not been studied simultaneously. Thus, the aim of the current study was to examine the prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms as well as sleep quality among elite track and field athletes in Iceland in relation to training volume and injuries. From 65 eligible, 41 athletes participated in the study, both males (51.2%) and females (48.8%). Participants answered a questionnaire including questions on sleep, depressive and anxiety symptoms as well as questions concerning background information. The results of the study showed that 31.7% of the athletes had mild to moderate symptoms of depression, 34% had mild to moderate anxiety symptoms and 14.6% had bad sleep quality. Although significant differences were not found between genders, females reported higher means for symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as poorer sleep quality than males. Additionally, the results showed that injured athletes reported significantly higher means for symptoms of depression and anxiety than athletes free of injury. Training volume did not affect symptoms of anxiety, depressive symptoms or sleep quality.
    Keywords: mental health, track and field, athletes, anxiety, depression, sleep quality, training volume, injury

  • Andleg líðan meðal íþróttafólks hefur aukist í umræðu síðast liðin ár. Rannsóknir hafa sýnt að hlutfall kvíða- og þunglyndiseinkenna eru jafn algeng meðal íþróttafólks og almennings. Núverandi rannsókn var framkvæmd í þeim tilgangi að meta algengi kvíða- og þunglyndiseinkenna ásamt svefngæðum frjálsíþróttafólks í fremsru röð á Íslandi, í tengslum við æfingaálag og meiðsli. Samtals tóku 41 einstaklingur þátt í könnuninni, bæði karlar og konur. Þátttakendur svöruðu spurningalista sem innihélt spurningar um svefn, þunglyndis- og kvíðaeinkenni sem og spurningar um bakgrunnsupplýsingar. Niðurstöður rannsóknar sýndu að 31.7% íþróttafólks hafði væg til miðlungs þunglyndiseinkenni, 34% höfðu væg til miðlungs kvíðaeinkenni og 14.6% voru með slæm svefngæði. Ekki var marktækur munur á andlegri líðan karla og kvenna, þó svo að konur sýndu meiri einkenni. Nýlega meitt íþróttafólk sýndi meiri þunglyndis- og kvíðaeinkenni en þau sem voru ekki meidd. Æfingaálag hafði ekki áhrif á andlega líðan íþróttafólks.
    Lykilorð: andleg líðan, frjálsíþróttafólk, kvíði, þunglyndi, svefngæði, æfingaálag, meiðsli

Samþykkt: 
  • 7.6.2018
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/30663


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