publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Dieting to win or to be thin? A study of dieting and disordered eating among adolescent elite athletes and non-athlete controls

Solfrid Bratland-Sanda; Marianne Martinsen; Audun Eriksson; Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen;
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  • Published: 21 Dec 2009 Journal: British Journal of Sports Medicine, volume 44, pages 70-76 (issn: 0306-3674, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMJ
Abstract
Objective: To examine the prevalence of dieting, reasons for dieting and prevalence of disordered eating among adolescent elite athletes and age-matched controls, and to examine the differences between athletes competing in leanness and non-leanness sports. Methods: First-year students of 16 different Norwegian Elite Sport High Schools (athlete group, n = 682) and two randomly selected ordinary high schools from a county representative of the general Norwegian population (control group, n = 423) were invited to participate in this cross-sectional study. A total of 606 athletes and 355 controls completed the questionnaire, giving a response rate of 89% and 84%, r...
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free text keywords: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, General Medicine, Body mass index, Clinical psychology, Disordered eating, Response rate (survey), Norwegian, language.human_language, language, Athletes, biology.organism_classification, biology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Dieting, medicine.symptom, Eating disorders, medicine.disease, Psychology
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