Dr. med. Hans Steiner

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  • Adolescents and sports: Risk or benefit? CLINICAL PEDIATRICS Steiner, H., McQuivey, R. W., Pavelski, R., Pitts, T., Kraemer, H. 2000; 39 (3): 161-166


    In order to begin to compensate for a lack of data on the effects of athletic participation in the development of adolescent mental health patterns, as well as to assess general health of the adolescent population, the Juvenile Wellness and Health Inventory (JWHS-76) was administered to 1,769 high school students. Our results indicate that sports participation is associated with self-reported lower total risk scores, mental and physical health benefits, and an increased risk of injury. This suggests a positive role for organized sports participation in youth populations. Prospective studies are needed to assess the impact of different sports, mounting performance pressure, and transition into collegiate levels of participation.

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