JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
The efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral intervention (stress inoculation training; SIT) for postsurgical anxiety, pain, and physical rehabilitation in injured athletes was tested. Sixty male athletes who underwent arthroscopic surgery for miniscus injury in 1 knee were randomly assigned to either treatment (SIT and physical therapy) or control (physical therapy only) conditions. Results showed that participants in the treatment group demonstrated significantly less postsurgical pain and anxiety during the rehabilitation process, compared with controls. Additionally, treated participants required fewer days to return to criterion physical functioning, compared with nontreated participants.
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First added on: Sep 06, 2012