Sports-Based Health Interventions

Case Studies from Around the World

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Author: David Conrad,Alan White

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461459966

Category: Medical

Page: 324

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This unique volume explores a growing collaboration between the sport and health sectors to deliver innovative public health interventions in the community. It explores the role of sport and sports settings as a vehicle for achieving health outcomes, as well as some of the practical and moral challenges presented by sport and public health partnerships working together. Twenty detailed examples illustrate the broad range of programs which have already been developed around the world, from across the spectrum of public health activity. Chapters include: • Time Out for Your Health: A sports-based health intervention approach with American football teams• Promoting Mental Wellbeing in Rugby League communities• Slum Soccer – female empowerment through football• Football 4 Peace• Sport as a post-disaster psychosocial intervention for children in Bam, Iran• Sex and Sport: An Australian rules football-based chlamydia screening initiative As well as showcasing what has been achieved in this exciting new field, Sports-based Health Interventions shares valuable advice and lessons learnt to inform the next generation of sports-based public health initiatives.

Routledge Handbook of Sport for Development and Peace

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Author: Holly Collison,Simon C. Darnell,Richard Giulianotti,P. David Howe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315455153

Category: Social Science

Page: 546

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Sport and physical activity are now regularly used to promote social and economic development, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, on an international scale. The emergence of the ‘Sport for Development and Peace’ (SDP) sector, comprised of governments, NGOs, sport organizations and others, reveals a high level of institutionalization of this activity, while SDP now constitutes an important element of the scholarly analysis of sport. This volume analyses and critically discusses the central elements of, and research issues within, the field of SDP and also provides a series of case studies (substantive and geographic) of key research. It is the most holistic and far-reaching text published on this topic to date. Featuring multidisciplinary perspectives from world-leading researchers and practitioners from around the world, the book covers a wide range of topics, including SDP structures, policies and funding streams, how SDP relates to human rights, social exclusion and corporate social responsibility, SDP and gender, SDP and disability, SDP and health, SDP and homelessness, and SDP and the environment. The Handbook of Sport for Development and Peace is a vital resource for researchers, students and educators in the fields of sports studies, physical education, sport for development and peace, sport-based youth development, sport and politics, sociology of sport, and sport policy.

Sports Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility

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Author: Barbara Segaert,Marc Theeboom,Christiane Timmerman,Bart Vanreusel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136256202

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

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The call for sport organizations and organizers to take up social responsibilities is reflected in a wide variety of sport-related practices. This book critically examines sport-related social interventions in different cultural settings, such as promoting local community-building by sport. Social constructions of peace, integration and managing diversity are studied from the perspective of sport and play, and the power position of global sport organizations with corporate features is discussed from the perspectives of good governance, legal issues and fair trade. Referring to Foucault’s concept of biopolitics, this book contributes to the discussion on the rising power position and the social responsibilities of sports and sport organizations. It is a valuable contribution to the understanding of interconnections between sport and society for students in sociology, policy and politics of sport, for sport leaders, and for policy and decision-makers in sport.

Sport and Health

Exploring the Current State of Play

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Author: Daniel Parnell,Peter Krustrup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351970143

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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It is a common assumption that sport is good for us and that participation in sport embodies public health benefits. With sport being increasingly used to deliver public health interventions worldwide, this book critically examines the rationale and evidence for sport as a public health policy tool. Featuring contributions from the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and Australia, it sheds new light on an emerging field of research which has significant implications for public health across the globe. Each chapter looks at the effectiveness of sport interventions across the lifespan for biological, psychological and social benefits, including those that utilise a settings-based approach to health promotion such as schools and professional sport clubs. Drawing on cutting-edge research which examines policy and practice at community and elite levels, this book addresses key topics such as education, engaging children and young adults, mental health, sport sponsorship and volunteering. Sport and Health: Exploring the Current State of Play is important reading for all students, scholars and policy makers with an interest in the sociology of sport, physical activity and public health.

Mental Health and Well-Being Interventions in Sport

Case Studies and Analysis

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Author: Gerard Leavey,Gavin Breslin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138551718

Category:

Page: 188

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Mental health within elite sport has traditionally been ignored, but recent research has shown that competitive sport can seriously undermine mental health and that athletes are exposed to specific stressors that hinder their mental health optimisation. Mental Health and Well-being Interventions in Sportprovides an indispensable guide for researchers and practitioners wanting to understand and implement sport-based intervention processes. This important book adopts a case study approach, discussing the context of the intervention, its design and implementation, and its evaluation and legacy. With cases on depression, eating disorders, and athletic burnout, the book is designed to provide students and researchers with a cutting-edge overview of the key issues involved in this burgeoning area, while also including cases on how sport itself has been used as a method to improve mental health. Written for newcomers and established practitioners alike, the text as an essential read for researchers and practitioners in better understanding the sport setting-based intervention processes through presenting current research, theory and practice, applicable in a variety of sports settings and contexts.

Health Protection

Principles and Practice

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Author: David Conrad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198745478

Category:

Page: 464

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Health Protection: Principles and practice is a practical guide for practitioners working at all levels in public health and health protection, including those with a non-specialist background. It is the first textbook in health protection to address all three domains within the field (communicable disease control; emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR); and environmental public health) in a comprehensive and integrated manner. Written by leading practitioners in the field, the book is rooted in a practice-led, all-hazards approach, which allows for easy real-world application of the topics discussed. The chapters are arranged in six sections, which begin with an in-depth introduction to the principles of health protection and go on to illuminate the three key elements of the field by providing: case studies and scenarios to describe common and important issues in the practice of health protection; health protection tools, which span epidemiology and statistics, infection control, immunisation, disease surveillance, and audit and service improvement; and evidence about new and emerging health protection issues. It includes more than 100 health protection checklists (SIMCARDs), covering infections from anthrax to yellow fever, non-infectious diseases emergencies and environmental hazards. Written from first-hand experience of managing communicable diseases these provide practical, stand-alone quick reference guides for in-practice use. Both the topical content of Health Protection: Principles and practice, and the clearly described health protection principles the book provides, makes it a highly relevant resource for wider public health and health protection professionals in this continually evolving field.

Evidence-Based Applied Sport Psychology

A Practitioner's Manual

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Author: Roland A. Carlstedt, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610553X

Category: Psychology

Page: 520

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This is the first book to call for a major paradigm shift in applied sport psychology by providing a wealth of systematic, scientifically validated research in a field where assessment and treatment has often been haphazard. In his quest to bring sport psychology to a higher level of validity, Dr. Carlstedt describes the most current assessment methods, intervention procedures, and promising research that are critical for use in evidence-based practice. These assessment and treatment methods are based on 25 years of rigorous scientific approaches and principles that incorporate the most sophisticated research methods now available. The book describes the mechanisms that influence peak performance or psychological performance deficits and the mental training process, and provides procedures that will take the guesswork out of typical assessment and mental training. It offers tools with which practitioners can reexamine their modus operandi and critically explore the mechanism of interaction outcomes. To this end, the book includes extensive data sets on personality, behavioral tendencies, mind-body responses, and performance outcome. Dr. Carlstedt advocates moving beyond compartmentalized therapeutic sessions in the office to directly observe athletic performance during training and actual competition. The text also contains individual and team case studies to enhance its focus on individualized, efficacy-tested protocols for each individual athlete. Key Features: Presents a detailed client-centered assessment and intervention model grounded in technology-supported, step-by-step procedures, followed by efficacy testing Focuses on the importance of empirical scrutiny and individualized, efficacy-tested protocols for each individual athlete Describes the Carlstedt Protocol containing a visualization efficiency test among many other technologically based assessment and training tools Provides a roadmap for achieving a gold-standard system of accountability Practitioners will learn how to work within Carlstedt's integrative model to improve athlete performance and contribute to the advancement of evidence-based applied sport psychology.

Gesundheit fördern

ein praktischer Leitfaden

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Author: Linda Ewles,Ina Simnett

Publisher: facultas.wuv / maudrich

ISBN: 9783850767330

Category:

Page: 325

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Community- Based Health Research

Issues and Methods

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Author: Daniel S. Blumenthal, MD, MPH,Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826120267

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This book identifies key concepts of successful community-based research beyond the aspect of location, including prevention focus, population-centered partnerships, multidisciplinary cooperation, and cultural competency. Lessons from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and case studies on HIV/AIDS prevention and cardiovascular risk reduction illustrate the application of research methods with both positive and negative outcomes. For Further Information, Please Click Here!

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health

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Author: David Carless,Kitrina Douglas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444348205

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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With approximately 1 in 6 adults likely to experience a significant mental health problem at any one time (Office for National Statistics), research into effective interventions has never been more important. During the past decade there has been an increasing interest in the role that sport and physical activity can play in the treatment of mental health problems, and in mental health promotion. The benefits resulting from physiological changes during exercise are well documented, including improvement in mood and control of anxiety and depression. Research also suggests that socio-cultural and psychological changes arising from engagement in sport and physical activity carry valuable mental health benefits. Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health is an evidence-based practical guide for nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, physical activity leaders, and sport coaches. The authors provide comprehensive analysis of a broad range of client narratives, integrating theory and the latest research to explore the effectiveness of various interventions. The book offers readers detailed recommendations, suggestions, and ideas as to how sport and physical activity opportunities can be tailored to provide the greatest mental health benefits.

School Sport Psychology

Perspectives, Programs, and Procedures

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Author: Charles A. Maher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0789019485

Category: Education

Page: 194

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School Sport Psychology: Perspectives, Programs, and Procedures is a comprehensive overview of this fast-growing field with guidelines for school psychologists who want to be educated and trained in sport psychology to extend their skills and enhance their effectiveness. The book presents perspectives, programs, and procedures for working with administrators and coaches to help students develop physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Sport and Physical Activity

The Role of Health Promotion

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Author: Ms Jacqueline Merchant,Ms Barbara Griffin,Anne Charnock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137061278

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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This authoritative introduction to physical activity applies the main theories, models and approaches in health promotion to the field of sport and exercise. It draws together the disciplines of psychology, sociology, physiology and social policy to look at issues affecting the health of individuals, of communities and of society as a whole.

Sport in Prison

Exploring the Role of Physical Activity in Correctional Settings

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Author: Rosie Meek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135081832

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Although prison can present a critical opportunity to engage with offenders through interventions and programming, reoffending rates among those released from prison remain stubbornly high. Sport can be a means through which to engage with even the most challenging and complex individuals caught up in a cycle of offending and imprisonment, by offering an alternative means of excitement and risk taking to that gained through engaging in offending behaviour, or by providing an alternative social network and access to positive role models. This is the first book to explore the role of sport in prisons and its subsequent impact on rehabilitation and behavioural change. The book draws on research literature on the beneficial role of sport in community settings and on prison cultures and regimes, across disciplines including criminology, psychology, sociology and sport studies, as well as original qualitative and quantitative data gathered from research in prisons. It unpacks the meanings that prisoners and staff attach to sport participation and interventions in order to understand how to promote behavioural change through sport most effectively, while identifying and tackling the key emerging issues and challenges. Sport in Prison is essential reading for any advanced student, researcher, policy-maker or professional working in the criminal justice system with an interest in prisons, offending behaviour, rehabilitation, sport development, or the wider social significance of sport.

Hüter der Erinnerung

Roman

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Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423408480

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Jonas wird zum »Hüter der Erinnerung« ernannt, in einer Welt ohne Not und Schmerz, aber auch ohne Gefühle.

Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Sports Science, Exercise, Engineering and Technology 2014 (ICoSSEET 2014)

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Author: Rahmat Adnan,Shariman Ismadi Ismail,Norasrudin Sulaiman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9812871071

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 647

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The proceeding is a collection of research papers presented at the International Colloquium on Sports Science, Exercise, Engineering and Technology (ICoSSEET2014), a conference dedicated to address the challenges in the areas of sports science, exercise, sports engineering and technology including other areas of sports, thereby presenting a consolidated view to the interested researchers in the aforesaid fields. The goal of this conference was to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on the scope of the conference and establishing new collaborations in these areas. The topics of interest are as follows but are not limited to:1. Sports and Exercise Science • Sports Nutrition • Sports Biomechanics • Strength and Conditioning • Motor Learning and Control • Sports Psychology • Sports Coaching • Sports and Exercise Physiology • Sports Medicine and Athletic Trainer • Fitness and Wellness • Exercise Rehabilitation • Adapted Physical Activity / Disability Sport • Physical Education • Dance, Games and Play 2. Sports Engineering and Technology Application • Sports Equipment Mechanics • Athlete Analysis and Measurement • Instrumentation and Measurement in Sports • Fluid Dynamics in Sports • Computational Modeling in Sports 3. Sports Industry and Management • Sports Event • Sports Management • Sports Tourism • Sports Marketing • Sports Ethics and Law • Sports Sociology • Outdoor and Recreation Management • Inclusive Recreation • Leisure

Issues in Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine: 2011 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963584

Category: Medical

Page: 3196

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Issues in Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences

Contemporary issues

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Author: Zoe Knowles,David Gilbourne,Brendan Cropley,Lindsey Dugdill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135075417

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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Drawing on the experiences of scientists, researchers, practitioners and teachers in a wide range of sport and exercise settings, this book explores contemporary issues in reflective practice and considers the way that reflective practice impacts upon applied practice, on research methodology and on professional development. It includes chapters on the use of reflective practice in areas as diverse as: delivering coach education sport psychology support working in sports physiology developing young players in sport exercise-related interventions physiotherapy working inside a professional football club student skills and the physical activity and health curriculum Based on multi-disciplinary work in education and the health sciences, and exploring the crucial interface between learning and practice, this book is important reading for all sport and exercise scientists and any professional working in sport and exercise looking to become more effective practitioners.