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dc.contributor.advisor Govender, S. Rapetsoa, Mokgadi Johanna
dc.contributor.other Nel, K. 2017-05-23T13:10:11Z 2017-05-23T13:10:11Z 2015
dc.description Thesis (M.A.(Clinical Psychology)) -- University of Limpopo, 2015. en_US
dc.description.abstract The effect of Cumulative Mild Head Injury (CMHI) in contact sports, such as rugby, is seen increasingly at school level where more and more injuries are reported. Research on CMHI in contact sport is needed specifically amongst previously disadvantaged groups where little or no research has taken place. The research is thus intended to seek a better understanding of CMHI in the contact sport of rugby specifically amongst amateur players. A quantitative research approach was utilised with a quasi-experimental research design. A sample of 18 student rugby players and 18 volleyball (non-contact sport) controls was used. In terms of mean performances the tests did not reveal a consistent pattern of deficits which is typically associated with the effects of Cumulative Mild Head Injuries. There were significant results however, in terms of variability that suggests potential deficits in attention among the rugby group. The results are therefore indicative of a poorer overall cognitive profile for the rugby playing group. It is concluded that the increased variability may be displayed in individuals who suffer CMHI at an earlier age. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 87 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Cumulative Mild Head Injury en_US
dc.subject Rugby Players en_US
dc.subject Non-Contact Sport Controls en_US
dc.subject Contact sports en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Injuries en_US
dc.subject.mesh Clinical psychology en_US
dc.title Cumulative mild head injury (CMHI) in contact sports:an evaluation of pre and post season cognitive profiles rugby players compared with non-contact sport controls at the University of Limpopo(Turfloop Campus) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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