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Variations in the Mood States during the Different Phases of COVID-19’s Lockdown in Young Athletes

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EUSES Escola Universitària de la Salut i l’Esport, Rovira i Virgili University, 43870 Tarragona, Spain
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Centre de Tecnificació Terres de l’Ebre, 43870 Tarragona, Spain
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Psicosport—Serveis de Psicologia de l’Esport, 43500 Tortosa, Spain
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Academic Editors: Filipe Manuel Clemente, Cristina Cortis and Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(17), 9326; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179326
Received: 29 June 2021 / Revised: 22 August 2021 / Accepted: 1 September 2021 / Published: 3 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exercise and Health during COVID-19)
The pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 led to a situation of home lockdown. Competitions, training, and sports activities were canceled for much of this period. This situation could have affected the physical and mental health and the mood states of young athletes. The aim of the study was to evaluate the variations in the mood states of young athletes of a highly competitive level during the different phases of lockdown in. The mood states of 45 Spanish youth athletes confined during the 10-week lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic -19 were assessed, using the Spanish-translated version of the POMS questionnaire, at the start of the home lockdown and at the start and at the end of the partial lockdown. The Total Mood Disturbance scores at week 10 were lower than those obtained in week 1 (pBonferroni = 0.031). The depression scores at week 6 (pBonferroni = 0.048) and at week 10 (pBonferroni < 0.001) were lower than those obtained in week 1. The confusion scores at week 10 were lower than those obtained in week 1 (pBonferroni = 0.002). These variations differed between team and individual sports. In conclusion, the lockdown produced changes in the young athletes’ mood states that should be considered when trying to optimize their physical and mental performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; quarantine; POMS COVID-19; quarantine; POMS
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Batalla-Gavalda, A.; Cecilia-Gallego, P.; Revillas-Ortega, F.; Beltran-Garrido, J.V. Variations in the Mood States during the Different Phases of COVID-19’s Lockdown in Young Athletes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 9326. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179326

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Batalla-Gavalda A, Cecilia-Gallego P, Revillas-Ortega F, Beltran-Garrido JV. Variations in the Mood States during the Different Phases of COVID-19’s Lockdown in Young Athletes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(17):9326. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179326

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Batalla-Gavalda, Abraham, Pau Cecilia-Gallego, Fernando Revillas-Ortega, and Jose V. Beltran-Garrido 2021. "Variations in the Mood States during the Different Phases of COVID-19’s Lockdown in Young Athletes" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 17: 9326. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179326

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