Journal article

Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction in Former Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Stephanie Filbay, Tej Pandya, Bryn Thomas, Carly McKay, Jo Adams, Nigel Arden

SPORTS MEDICINE | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sport participation has many physical and psychosocial benefits, but there is also an inherent risk of injury, subsequent osteoarthritis and psychological challenges that can negatively impact quality of life (QOL). Considering the multifaceted impacts of sport participation on QOL across the lifespan, there is a need to consolidate and present the evidence on QOL in former sport participants. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate QOL and life satisfaction in former sport participants, and determine what factors are associated with QOL and life satisfaction in this population. METHODS: Eight electronic databases were systematically searched in July 2018 to retrieve all articles that evaluated Q..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis for funding this study (Grant reference 21595).