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dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, Luke
dc.contributor.authorOprescu, Florin
dc.contributor.authorKean, Bridie M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-05T01:34:27Z
dc.date.available2018-03-05T01:34:27Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1469-0292
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.psychsport.2017.11.013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/370469
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Previous research has highlighted that mindfulness training (MT) is associated with an attenuation in physiological stress in wheelchair basketball players during competition. However, players’ perceptions of how MT affected their sporting and everyday life were yet to be determined. Therefore, the present study evaluated the perceived impact of an 8-wk MT intervention on wheelchair basketball players by gathering and analysing the perspectives of the participants in the study. Design: Experimental qualitative design. Methods: Eight wheelchair basketball players completed an 8-wk MT intervention (meditations and mindfulness exercises; five times each week) during a competition period. Participants completed an evaluation survey which explored the impact of the MT intervention. Results: 8 wk of MT was beneficial in various aspects of the participants'’ everyday lives, games and training in the form of improved concentration, improved sleep, better stress management, awareness, as well as improved foul shooting accuracy and regulation of heart rate. Conclusions: MT may be efficacious in improving both athletic performance and everyday life in para-athletes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto8
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychology of Sport and Exercise
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSport and Exercise Psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170114
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleAn evaluation of the effects of mindfulness training from the perspectives of wheelchair basketball players
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Allied Health Sciences
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMacdonald, Luke A.


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