TableĀ 1

Selection criteria

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
All participants evaluated following an injury sustained while participating in sport (or it is clearly stated that participants were athletes immediately prior to injury)Review studies
All participants completed a period of rehabilitation following their injury (this could be a formal rehabilitation programme supervised by a rehabilitation specialist or informal such as a period of self-enforced rest)Non-English language reports
Return to sport rate reported (number or percentage of participants returning to sport reported) or data allowing calculation of number of people returning to sports participation following rehabilitation reportedUnpublished abstracts
Quantitative data reported for at least one psychological variable, separate analysis of psychological variable(s) for participants who have and have not returned to sportCase reports