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Performing to a world class standard under pressure-Can we learn lessons from the Olympians?
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PMID:  22682376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
With the 2012 Olympics being held in London, we explored pre-requisites for success in sport, and the comparative efficacy of employing these when performing under intense pressure in the clinical setting. We asked members of the Great Britain Olympic rowing team and OMFS surgeons to complete a validated questionnaire on how they performed under pressure. 89 questionnaires were completed by 43 surgeons and 46 rowers (81% response). We compared the results in terms of mental toughness and technical skill. The importance of training to be a winner was evident in athletes. While emphasising the multidimensional nature of talent, we recognise the essential role of psychology in the ability of individuals to fulfil their sporting potential. We discuss the possible implications for surgeons.
Serryth D Colbert; James Scott; Trevor Dale; Peter A Brennan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1532-1940     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405235     Medline TA:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  Scotland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-7     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth PO6 3LY, UK.
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