Identifying Eating Disorders in Young Female Athletes: Female Athlete Triad

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149580
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Identifying Eating Disorders in Young Female Athletes: Female Athlete Triad
Abstract:
Identifying Eating Disorders in Young Female Athletes: Female Athlete Triad
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Schafer, Kit Sebrey, MSN, RNC, NP
P.I. Institution Name:Purdue University
Title:Clinical Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Julie Novak, DNSc, RN, MA, CPNP, FAANP
[Clinical session research presentation] In 2006 over 2.9 million high school female athletes and over 150,000 female college athletes (NCAA, 2006) participated in organized sports in the United States. This number continues to increase yearly since the Title IX legislation 34 years ago to ensure equal sports related opportunities for female athletes. Disordered eating and eating disorders are being reported in the literature in increasing numbers in female athletes. The prevalence varies from 13-62% depending on sport type and willingness of athletes to report their symptoms. This study focuses on early identification of at risk athletes by utilizing a screening tool created by statistical analysis of both physical and behavioral characteristics assessed on a volunteer sample of college female athletes (N=148). After analysis a scale was developed based on the items ability to discriminate for disordered eating/eating disorders. 76% of the athletes with eating disorders were identified. The design of this screening tool is to be utilized during preparticipation examinations (PPE) for identification of athletes at risk for disordered eating/eating disorders. It is critical to understand that timely identification improves early treatment and prevention of long term sequelae in young female athletes that have risks associated with disordered eating/eating disorders. Ultimately the health of female athletes can be impacted by implementing changes in the PPE.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIdentifying Eating Disorders in Young Female Athletes: Female Athlete Triaden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149580-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Identifying Eating Disorders in Young Female Athletes: Female Athlete Triad</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schafer, Kit Sebrey, MSN, RNC, NP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Purdue University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kit@nursing.purdue.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Julie Novak, DNSc, RN, MA, CPNP, FAANP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] In 2006 over 2.9 million high school female athletes and over 150,000 female college athletes (NCAA, 2006) participated in organized sports in the United States. This number continues to increase yearly since the Title IX legislation 34 years ago to ensure equal sports related opportunities for female athletes. Disordered eating and eating disorders are being reported in the literature in increasing numbers in female athletes. The prevalence varies from 13-62% depending on sport type and willingness of athletes to report their symptoms. This study focuses on early identification of at risk athletes by utilizing a screening tool created by statistical analysis of both physical and behavioral characteristics assessed on a volunteer sample of college female athletes (N=148). After analysis a scale was developed based on the items ability to discriminate for disordered eating/eating disorders. 76% of the athletes with eating disorders were identified. The design of this screening tool is to be utilized during preparticipation examinations (PPE) for identification of athletes at risk for disordered eating/eating disorders. It is critical to understand that timely identification improves early treatment and prevention of long term sequelae in young female athletes that have risks associated with disordered eating/eating disorders. Ultimately the health of female athletes can be impacted by implementing changes in the PPE.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:05:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:05:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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