Document Type : Research Paper


1 M.Sc. in Corrective Exercises and Sport Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sport Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran/ Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sport Science, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of Persian version of Sport Injury Anxiety Scale in athletes. The original scale had 7 subscales and 29 items in 5-point Likert Scale. 300 questionnaires were completed by 19-34-year-old athletes (%62.2 male, %37.8 female with the mean age of 24.4 years old) who took part in different sport fields. To assess the construct validity of the scale, confirmatory factor analysis was used. The internal consistency was estimated by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. Interclass correlation coefficient was also used to examine temporal reliability. The results showed that the Persian version of PSIAS supported the main framework. The validity and reliability of the Persian version of Sport Injury Anxiety Scale with 28 items (item 24 was omitted) were confirmed. According to the obtained results, the Persian version of Sport Injury Anxiety Scale can be recommended as a reliable and valid tool to assess the type and amount of athletes’ anxiety of sport injuries.


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