Purpose: This review aimed to assess the effects of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on mental health to elite athletes. The emotional background influenced their sport career and was examined by questionnaires. Methods: We included original studies that investigated psychological outcomes in elite athletes during COVID-19 lockdown. Sixteen original studies (n = 4475 participants) were analyzed. Results: The findings showed that COVID-19 has an impact on elite athletes’ mental health and was linked with stress, anxi- ety and psychological distress. The magnitude of the impact was associated with athletes’ mood state profile, personality and resilience capacity. Conclusion: The lockdown period impacted also elite athletes’ mental health and training routines with augmented anxiety but with fewer consequences than the general population thanks to adequate emotion regulation and coping strategies.

(2022). Effects of the lockdown period on the mental health of elite athletes during the COVID‐19 pandemic: a narrative review [journal article - articolo]. In SPORT SCIENCES FOR HEALTH. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/221313

Effects of the lockdown period on the mental health of elite athletes during the COVID‐19 pandemic: a narrative review

Lovecchio, Nicola;
2022-06-08

Abstract

Purpose: This review aimed to assess the effects of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on mental health to elite athletes. The emotional background influenced their sport career and was examined by questionnaires. Methods: We included original studies that investigated psychological outcomes in elite athletes during COVID-19 lockdown. Sixteen original studies (n = 4475 participants) were analyzed. Results: The findings showed that COVID-19 has an impact on elite athletes’ mental health and was linked with stress, anxi- ety and psychological distress. The magnitude of the impact was associated with athletes’ mood state profile, personality and resilience capacity. Conclusion: The lockdown period impacted also elite athletes’ mental health and training routines with augmented anxiety but with fewer consequences than the general population thanks to adequate emotion regulation and coping strategies.
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Carnevale Pellino, Vittoria; Lovecchio, Nicola; Puci, Mariangela Valentina; Marin, Luca; Gatti, Alessandro; Pirazzi, Agnese; Negri, Francesca; Ferraro, Ottavia; Vandoni, Matteo
(2022). Effects of the lockdown period on the mental health of elite athletes during the COVID‐19 pandemic: a narrative review [journal article - articolo]. In SPORT SCIENCES FOR HEALTH. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/221313
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