Test of disorders associated with extreme physical activity excitement EXTRIM-UDIT (version "self-report") in non-professional athletes
AbstractThe article presents the results of development and testing of the psycho-diagnostic tool designed to determine the extreme addicts in individuals not involved in sports professionally. The key problem of the research is extreme physical activity with symptoms of addictive behavior. The target group of the study and use of the Test for detecting disorders related to the passion for extreme physical activity EXTRIM-UDIT (version "self-report and introspection") to non-professional athletes can meet such characteristics as: adolescent / adolescence; teenagers and young men in a state of stress and/or conflict with peers formal reference groups or family environment; confined and lonely seeking approval of an informal reference group that lack the communication and self-expression etc. Signs of extreme addicts and disorders associated with the passion for extreme physical activity, the authors attributed the following: The desire to engage in extreme physical activity longer than all other activities. Postponing educational, home etc. cases for the implementation of extreme physical activity. Worsening of mood due to the lack of extreme physical activity. During emotional stress calming himself with thoughts about the upcoming activity. The rejection of people who are not fond of extreme physical activity. Failure to withdraw from classes for feeling unwell or other reasons. Feelings of sadness and anxiety in those days, when activity no. To General characteristics of individuals with extreme addicts include: At the time of this study notes that classes of extreme physical activity is the meaning of life. The readiness of the day and night making extreme physical activity. Neglecting studies or other things. At the slightest mention of the extraordinary passion for extreme physical activity, such a person begins to be annoyed and to argue in favor of the ignorance of others about a healthy lifestyle. Test for the detection of disorders associated with passion for extreme physical activity EXTRIM-UDIT (version "self-report and introspection") to non-professional athletes to diagnose the following levels: I level (0-7 points) – relatively safe practicing extreme physical activity (intervention is limited to providing the subject with information about the potential dangers of extreme motor activity); Level II (scores of 8-15) – risky extreme physical activity (providing the subject is simple tips on the need to reduce the time and clarify the dangers of the places where you normally become active); Level III (scores of 16-19) – dangerous desire (strong motivation) to extreme physical activity (must complete a short psychotherapeutic intervention, and to continue monitoring the state of the subject). Level IV (20 points or more) – a destructive involvement in extreme physical activity (to be conducted more detailed diagnosis of emotional, character, status, social role, family role-playing aspects of the personality and life of the subject and, in the case of the establishment of patterns of behavior restoration to recommend the appropriate program of socio-psychological training, psychotherapy).
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