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Self-report measures in athletic preparation
  1. Anna E Saw
  1. Correspondence to Anna Saw, Centre for Sport Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia; anna.saw{at}

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What did I do?

I investigated athlete self-report measures1 (ASRM)—paper based or electronic records of an athlete's perceived physical, psychological and/or social well-being, completed on a regular (often daily) basis.

Anna Saw

I aimed to determine: (1) if ASRM are valuable to athletic preparation and, if so, (2) how their use may be optimised.

Why did I do it?

Modern sport invests substantial human and financial resources into athlete monitoring innovations in order to optimise athlete performance and avoid negative outcomes such as injury. However, the drive to gain a competitive advantage has led to the early adoption of various monitoring methods prior to establishing a proof of concept or validity and reliability. …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.