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The effect of short-term multidisciplinary intervention on the levels of anxiety, ego-resilience and affect in sports shooters with disabilities


Ludmila Chervencova, Nezabravka Gencheva, Irena Lyudmilova
Department Physical Therapy, National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of short-term multidisciplinary intervention (remedial training physical therapy procedures, training in shooting and psychological sessions) on anxiety, ego-resilience and affect in sports shooters with disabilities.
Material and Method. Participants were 8 sports shooters with disabilities – 3 males and 5 females, aged 24-48. All participants took part in a study as an experimental group. Subjects were tested twice: immediately in the beginning of 9 days long intensive training and multidisciplinary intervention and after it.
Results. Analysis showed statistically significant reduction only of Trait Anxiety and Negative Affect in the tested athletes representing their good adaptation to conducted remedial training physical therapy procedures, training in shooting and psychological sessions.
Conclusion. Conducted complex program lead to a significant reduction of trait anxiety and negative emotions without significant changes of state anxiety, ego-resilience and positive emotions in athletes with physical disabilities.


Key words:

shooters, disabilities, anxiety, ego-resilience, affective balance.


Full article:

The effect of short-term multidisciplinary intervention on the levels of anxiety, ego-resilience and affect in sports shooters with disabilities


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