Objectives: To culturally adapt the Attention Questionnaire of Rehabilitated Athletes Returning to Competition (AQ-RARC) in the Italian language. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Italian athletes. Participants: We recruited 324 athletes (215 men, 109 women) divided in two samples: 101 injured athletes returning to their first competition following injury, 223 non-injured athletes making their first competition of the regular season. Main Outcome Measures: The AQ-RARC-IT, the Psychobiosocial States Scale (PBS-ST), and a Concentration/Disruption scale. Athletes completed the questionnaires at the end of their first competition. We investigated the construct validity, the internal consistency, and the concurrent validity of all measures. Results: A confirmatory analysis (CFA) supported the two-factor structure of the AQ-RARC-IT yielding acceptable fit indices, CFI = .930, TLI = .912, RMSEA (90% CI) = .100 (.076–.123), and SRMR = .082. Concurrent validity was evaluated through Pearson’s correlation coefficients between measures. Correlations ranged in magnitude from weak to moderately high. Conclusions: Study findings showed satisfactory psychometric properties of the AQ-RARC-IT. The questionnaire can be used for clinical and research purposes.

A cross-cultural validation of the Attention Questionnaire of Rehabilitated Athletes Returning to competition

Conti, Cristiana;di Fronso, Selenia;Bertollo, Maurizio;Robazza, Claudio
2020

Abstract

Objectives: To culturally adapt the Attention Questionnaire of Rehabilitated Athletes Returning to Competition (AQ-RARC) in the Italian language. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Italian athletes. Participants: We recruited 324 athletes (215 men, 109 women) divided in two samples: 101 injured athletes returning to their first competition following injury, 223 non-injured athletes making their first competition of the regular season. Main Outcome Measures: The AQ-RARC-IT, the Psychobiosocial States Scale (PBS-ST), and a Concentration/Disruption scale. Athletes completed the questionnaires at the end of their first competition. We investigated the construct validity, the internal consistency, and the concurrent validity of all measures. Results: A confirmatory analysis (CFA) supported the two-factor structure of the AQ-RARC-IT yielding acceptable fit indices, CFI = .930, TLI = .912, RMSEA (90% CI) = .100 (.076–.123), and SRMR = .082. Concurrent validity was evaluated through Pearson’s correlation coefficients between measures. Correlations ranged in magnitude from weak to moderately high. Conclusions: Study findings showed satisfactory psychometric properties of the AQ-RARC-IT. The questionnaire can be used for clinical and research purposes.
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