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Current Physical and Mental Health of Former Collegiate Athletes.

Authors
  • Kerr, Zachary Y1
  • DeFreese, J D2
  • Marshall, Stephen W3
  • 1 Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
  • 2 Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Center for the Study of Retired Athletes, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
  • 3 Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. ; Injury Prevention Research Center, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2014
Volume
2
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/2325967114544107
PMID: 26535354
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Former collegiate athletes appear similar to the general US population on many aspects of mental and physical health. However, observed health deficits associated with previous sports injuries warrant ongoing monitoring of the health and well-being of former collegiate athletes.

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