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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56-63

Barriers to performance in state level cricketers: A cross sectional study

College of Physiotherapy, Dayananda Sagar University-K.S. Layout, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Radhika Chintamani
College of Physiotherapy, Dayananda Sagar University, K.S. Layout, Bangalore, Karnataka 560078
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jahas.jahas_4_23

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Background: Studies have demonstrated various barriers present for players and athletes such as physical injuries, mental health, inter-personal relationship, physical appearance, gender barrier, lack of societal acceptance, non-disclosure of religious beliefs, low socio-economic status, and so on. Cricket is the most popular game in India. In a country of 1.4 billion, almost millions of people love to play cricket and support the players. But, very few studies entail various barriers faced by the cricketers. Hence, the aim of the current study is to identify the most prevalent barrier for the participation restriction in state level cricketers in present times. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 male cricketers were recruited on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Outcome measures such as exercise benefit and barrier scale, SF-36 questionnaire, perceived stress scale, and Zung-self rating depression questionnaire were introduced to the players immediately after noting the demographic data. Results: The results showed statistically significance with Exercise benefit and barrier scale with P value 0.05 and 36-Item Short Form Survey questionnaire with P value 0.0001 and negative significance between Perceived stress scale with P value of 0.189 and Zung self-rating depression questionnaire with P value 1.291. Conclusion: The study concluded that exercise and general health of the athletes are not getting affected but stress and depression are more prevalent in state level cricketers.

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