Development of a measure of rehabilitation adherence for athletic training.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Renee Newcomer Appaneal, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Diane L. Gill, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: 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 athletic training settings. OBJECTIVE: To identify indicators of sport-injury rehabilitation adherence relevant to athletic training and develop a Rehabilitation Adherence Measure for Athletic Training (RAdMAT) based on these indicators. DESIGN: Mixed methods, 3 steps. SETTING: College athletic training facility. PARTICIPANTS: Practicing certified athletic trainers (ATCs; n=7) generated items, experts (n=12) reviewed them, and practicing ATCs (n=164) completed the RAdMAT for their most, average, and least adherent athlete. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: RAdMAT. RESULTS: The RAdMAT is 16 items with 3 subscales. Subscales and total have good internal consistency and clearly discriminate among adherence levels. CONCLUSIONS: The RAdMAT is based on scholarly literature and clinical practice, making it particularly appropriate for use in athletic training clinical practice or for research purposes.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Kinesiology, rehabilitation adherence, athletic training