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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A preliminary development of the Re-Injury Anxiety Inventory (RIAI)
Author(s): Walker, Natalie
Thatcher, Joanne
Lavallee, David
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Keywords: Re-injury anxiety
Fear of re-injury
Re-injury anxiety inventory
Psychological assessment
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Date Deposited: 29-Aug-2012
Citation: Walker N, Thatcher J & Lavallee D (2010) A preliminary development of the Re-Injury Anxiety Inventory (RIAI). Physical Therapy in Sport, 11 (1), pp. 23-29.;
Abstract: Objectives: The present paper outlines the initial development of an instrument to measure re-injury anxiety. Methods: Face, content and factorial validity were examined over three stages of exploratory factor analyses. Participants: 248 injured sport participants completed the scale. Results: A 28-item measure was produced to measure re-injury anxiety, comprising of two factors: re-injury anxieties regarding rehabilitation (RIA-R: 15 items) and re-injury anxieties regarding returning to training/competition (RIA-RE: 13 items). These two factors accounted for 80.56% of the total variance. The internal consistency for both factors was above the .70 criterion value; rehabilitation re-injury anxiety (alpha = .98); re-entry into competition re-injury anxiety (alpha = .96). Conclusions: Future research needs to test the proposed 2-factor model presented in the current research using confirmatory factor analysis.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2009.09.003
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