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Renee Newcomer Appaneal

Interests include: psychological aspects of sport injury, clinical (i.e., mental health) issues in sport and exercise, and professional issues in sport and exercise psychology (i.e., applied training, supervision, and ethics). Dr. Appaneal's primary research examines the impact of psychological distress upon risk of and recovery from sport injury. Specifically, she’s interested in the relationship between personality factors (e.g., optimism, hardiness, self-esteem) and coping, and the subsequent effects of those upon athletes’ health status and sport performance. Other research interests include athletes’ clinical reactions to injury (i.e., traumatic distress, depression), and the effectiveness of mental skills training for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and athletes’ return to play. Dr. Appaneal has been consulting with athletes, teams, and coaches since 1995. She is a Certified Consultant in applied sport psychology (AASP-CC) and a member of the USOC Sport Psychology Registry. In addition, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Beyond her work with athletes of all ages and competitive levels, Dr. Appaneal has also consulted in a variety of behavioral medicine settings. For example, she has worked with patients with chronic disease and pain related to their emotional adjustment, coping, and adoption / maintenance of physical activity and other healthy lifestyle behaviors.

There are 7 included publications by Renee Newcomer Appaneal :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
A client-centered counseling approach to motivating older adults towards physical activity 2005 1615 Despite widespread information regarding the benefit of physical activity for health maintenance and restoration among older adults, many remain sedentary or even disengage from physical activity as they get older. This article presents literature re...
Development of a measure of rehabilitation adherence for athletic training. 2010 254 CONTEXT: Rehabilitation adherence is accepted as a critical component for attaining optimal outcomes. Poor adherence is recognized as a problem in the athletic training setting. Measurement has been inconsistent, and no measure has been developed for...
Dietary Intakes and Leisure-Time Physical Activity in West Virginians 2001 258 Poor diet and physical inactivity contribute to many chronic diseases in the United States each year Diets low in saturated fatty acids and cholesterol and high in plant foods, i.e., fruits and vegetables, legumes and whole cereals, are protective, P...
Features of posttraumatic distress among adolescent athletes 2003 276 Newcomer and Perna examine features of posttraumatic distress related to sport injury among healthy and injured adolescent athletes. They conclude that younger athletes may be particularly sensitive to injury-related stimuli, which may result in heig...
Measuring Postinjury Depression Among Male and Female Competitive Athletes 2009 3562 Depression is common among athletes following sport injury, yet few studies have explored the severity of postinjury depression. Among those studies, only one examined gender differences although women in the general population are more likely tha...
Psychophysiological Response to Severe Sport Injury Among Competitive Male Athletes: A Preliminary Investigation 2007 2342 Features of posttraumatic distress have been associated with treatment noncompliance and delayed surgical recovery among general medical and trauma populations. Although cognitive-affective and behavioral features of posttraumatic distress have be...
Tai Chi versus brisk walking in elderly women 2006 514 Purpose: to compare the effects of a short style of Tai Chi versus brisk walking training programme on aerobic capacity, heart rate variability (HRV), strength, flexibility, balance, psychological status and quality of life in elderly women. Methods...