Is risk-taking in talented junior tennis players related to overuse injuries?

A. Van der Sluis, M. S. Brink, B. Pluim, E. A. Verhagen, M. T. Elferink-Gemser, C. Visscher

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

Overuse injuries are a serious problem in junior tennis. Gaining insight in age-specific risk factors can contribute to prevention. The developmental cognitive processes that take place during adolescence make talented players more inclined to take risks. This may be even more pronounced in the high performance culture in which they move. Therefore, this study focuses on the relationship between risk-taking and overuse injuries in talented tennis players. Seventy-three talented tennis players (45 boys and 28 girls, age 11–14 years) were monitored for 32 weeks, using the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre Questionnaire on Health Problems. Risk-taking was measured at the start of the season with the Iowa Gambling Task. Linear regression analyses were executed to predict (a) overuse injuries, (b) time loss overuse injuries and (c) overuse severity, by risk-taking, exposure time, and injury history. In boys, risk-taking contributed significantly to time loss overuse injuries [F(1,39) = 7.764, P = 0.008, R2= 0.15] and to overuse severity [F(1,39) = 5.683, P = 0.022, with an R2 of 0.13] In girls, time loss overuse injuries [F(1,23) = 6.889, P = 0.018, R2= 0.20] and overuse severity [F(1,23) = 7.287, P = 0.013, R2= 0.24] were predicted by exposure time. Coaches and trainers should be aware that talented male tennis players who are inclined to take risks, are more likely to maintain risky behavioral patterns related to overuse injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1347-1355
Number of pages9
JournalScandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

Cite this

Van der Sluis, A. ; Brink, M. S. ; Pluim, B. ; Verhagen, E. A. ; Elferink-Gemser, M. T. ; Visscher, C. / Is risk-taking in talented junior tennis players related to overuse injuries?. In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 2017 ; Vol. 27, No. 11. pp. 1347-1355.
@article{5ac51f2b44964233b6cdd8d4e5159091,
title = "Is risk-taking in talented junior tennis players related to overuse injuries?",
abstract = "Overuse injuries are a serious problem in junior tennis. Gaining insight in age-specific risk factors can contribute to prevention. The developmental cognitive processes that take place during adolescence make talented players more inclined to take risks. This may be even more pronounced in the high performance culture in which they move. Therefore, this study focuses on the relationship between risk-taking and overuse injuries in talented tennis players. Seventy-three talented tennis players (45 boys and 28 girls, age 11–14 years) were monitored for 32 weeks, using the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre Questionnaire on Health Problems. Risk-taking was measured at the start of the season with the Iowa Gambling Task. Linear regression analyses were executed to predict (a) overuse injuries, (b) time loss overuse injuries and (c) overuse severity, by risk-taking, exposure time, and injury history. In boys, risk-taking contributed significantly to time loss overuse injuries [F(1,39) = 7.764, P = 0.008, R2= 0.15] and to overuse severity [F(1,39) = 5.683, P = 0.022, with an R2 of 0.13] In girls, time loss overuse injuries [F(1,23) = 6.889, P = 0.018, R2= 0.20] and overuse severity [F(1,23) = 7.287, P = 0.013, R2= 0.24] were predicted by exposure time. Coaches and trainers should be aware that talented male tennis players who are inclined to take risks, are more likely to maintain risky behavioral patterns related to overuse injuries.",
keywords = "chronic injuries, prospective cohort study, risk-taking, Youth tennis players",
author = "{Van der Sluis}, A. and Brink, {M. S.} and B. Pluim and Verhagen, {E. A.} and Elferink-Gemser, {M. T.} and C. Visscher",
year = "2017",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/sms.12729",
language = "English",
volume = "27",
pages = "1347--1355",
journal = "Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports",
issn = "0905-7188",
publisher = "Blackwell Munksgaard",
number = "11",

}

Is risk-taking in talented junior tennis players related to overuse injuries? / Van der Sluis, A.; Brink, M. S.; Pluim, B.; Verhagen, E. A.; Elferink-Gemser, M. T.; Visscher, C.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Vol. 27, No. 11, 01.11.2017, p. 1347-1355.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Is risk-taking in talented junior tennis players related to overuse injuries?

AU - Van der Sluis, A.

AU - Brink, M. S.

AU - Pluim, B.

AU - Verhagen, E. A.

AU - Elferink-Gemser, M. T.

AU - Visscher, C.

PY - 2017/11/1

Y1 - 2017/11/1

N2 - Overuse injuries are a serious problem in junior tennis. Gaining insight in age-specific risk factors can contribute to prevention. The developmental cognitive processes that take place during adolescence make talented players more inclined to take risks. This may be even more pronounced in the high performance culture in which they move. Therefore, this study focuses on the relationship between risk-taking and overuse injuries in talented tennis players. Seventy-three talented tennis players (45 boys and 28 girls, age 11–14 years) were monitored for 32 weeks, using the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre Questionnaire on Health Problems. Risk-taking was measured at the start of the season with the Iowa Gambling Task. Linear regression analyses were executed to predict (a) overuse injuries, (b) time loss overuse injuries and (c) overuse severity, by risk-taking, exposure time, and injury history. In boys, risk-taking contributed significantly to time loss overuse injuries [F(1,39) = 7.764, P = 0.008, R2= 0.15] and to overuse severity [F(1,39) = 5.683, P = 0.022, with an R2 of 0.13] In girls, time loss overuse injuries [F(1,23) = 6.889, P = 0.018, R2= 0.20] and overuse severity [F(1,23) = 7.287, P = 0.013, R2= 0.24] were predicted by exposure time. Coaches and trainers should be aware that talented male tennis players who are inclined to take risks, are more likely to maintain risky behavioral patterns related to overuse injuries.

AB - Overuse injuries are a serious problem in junior tennis. Gaining insight in age-specific risk factors can contribute to prevention. The developmental cognitive processes that take place during adolescence make talented players more inclined to take risks. This may be even more pronounced in the high performance culture in which they move. Therefore, this study focuses on the relationship between risk-taking and overuse injuries in talented tennis players. Seventy-three talented tennis players (45 boys and 28 girls, age 11–14 years) were monitored for 32 weeks, using the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre Questionnaire on Health Problems. Risk-taking was measured at the start of the season with the Iowa Gambling Task. Linear regression analyses were executed to predict (a) overuse injuries, (b) time loss overuse injuries and (c) overuse severity, by risk-taking, exposure time, and injury history. In boys, risk-taking contributed significantly to time loss overuse injuries [F(1,39) = 7.764, P = 0.008, R2= 0.15] and to overuse severity [F(1,39) = 5.683, P = 0.022, with an R2 of 0.13] In girls, time loss overuse injuries [F(1,23) = 6.889, P = 0.018, R2= 0.20] and overuse severity [F(1,23) = 7.287, P = 0.013, R2= 0.24] were predicted by exposure time. Coaches and trainers should be aware that talented male tennis players who are inclined to take risks, are more likely to maintain risky behavioral patterns related to overuse injuries.

KW - chronic injuries

KW - prospective cohort study

KW - risk-taking

KW - Youth tennis players

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84992593339&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/sms.12729

DO - 10.1111/sms.12729

M3 - Article

VL - 27

SP - 1347

EP - 1355

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports

SN - 0905-7188

IS - 11

ER -