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Emotional competencies of the sport coach: A qualitative approach within a physical activity programme for multiple sclerosis patients.
Mouton, Alexandre[Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre interfacultaire de formation des enseignants (CIFEN) >]
Defossa, Clément[Université de Liège - ULg > Département des Sciences de la motricité > Intervention et gestion en activités physiques et sportives > >]
Cloes, Marc[Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la motricité > Intervention et gestion en activités physiques et sportives >]
Actas del Congreso Internacional de la AIESEP 2010 « Place and role of physical educators in promoting an active lifestyle »
Sanchez Molina, J. A.
Gonzalez Valeiro, M. A.
Editorial y Centro de Formacion Alto Rendimiento
CD Coleccion Congresos n° 16
AIESEP World Congress « Place and role of physical educators in promoting an active lifestyle »
du 26 au 29 octobre 2010
Universidade A Coruna
[en] Coaching ; Multiple sclerosis
[en] Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterised by functional impairments (fatigue, motor weakness, spasticity, poor balance) and limitations in social functioning. Accordingly, persons with MS are more affected by sedentarity and not enough aware of their physical capacities. Finally, those behaviours lead to physical deconditioning and general poor health in this population. To encourage physical activity with MS people, a specific coaching programme whereby MS patient are individually supported by a sport coach has been launched at the University Hospital Center of Liège. In this context this study aimed to (1) describe the intervention of the coach ;(2) link emotional competencies and behaviors of the coach ; (3) propose recommendations to improve MS patient’s physical activity management. Behaviors, attitudes, values, representations and emotional competencies of seven coaches were analyzed using both visible (audio and video recording) and invisible (questionnaires and interviews) data. Results show that coaching efficacy with MS patient implies a high support and cooperation level of the coach and a highly specific approach characterized by a systematic appraisal of patient’s behaviors revealing his current psychological and physical state. Recommendations for the coach education with an emphasis on social and emotional skills are discussed.
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