Psychometric analysis and effectiveness of the psychological readiness of injured athlete to return to sport (PRIA‐RS) questionnaire on injured soccer players Academic Article uri icon


  • The decision-making process about when an athlete may safely return to training and competition after an injury is a difficult decision. Safe return to training and competition is characterised by physical and psychological readiness to return to the sport. The objectives of this study are (1) to assess the measurement properties of the Psychological Readiness of Injured Athlete to Return to Sport questionnaire (PRIA-RS), and (2) to analyse the effectiveness which the PRIA-RS questionnaire possesses when applied during four consecutive seasons on professional soccer players. One hundred and nine male soccer players from the Albacete Soccer Club (Spain) were involved during four consecutive seasons for the current study: 2012–2013, 2013–2014, 2014–2015 and 2015–2016. Psychometric analysis (validity, reliability, internal consistency and effectiveness) and external psychometric analysis (evaluating measures of patient-reported outcomes (EMPRO)) were confirmed and supported. The main results of the study reveal that the psychometric properties of this questionnaire are optimum for their application in a professional sports context.


  • Gómez‐piqueras, P
  • Ardern, Clare
  • Prieto‐ayuso, A
  • Robles‐palazón, FJ
  • Cejudo, A
  • de Baranda, PS
  • Olmedilla, A

publication date

  • 2020