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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Knowledge and awareness of the Female Athlete Triad among female collegiate athletes at California State University, Long Beach
by Tabone, Brenda, M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 70; 1523049
Abstract (Summary)

The Female Athlete Triad is a syndrome defined by disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis seen in female athletes. This directed project presented the assessment of knowledge and the importance of education among female athletes regarding the Female Athlete Triad. The researcher worked with the athletic department and the female athletes at California State University, Long Beach. A quantitative study, quasi-experimental, one-group design was completed. A one-group pretest- posttest was used on 45 female athletes to evaluate their knowledge base before and after the educational intervention.

Results indicated a significant increase in the athletes' scores for knowledge of the Female Athlete Triad between the pretest and posttest ( p < .01). The increase in scores signified that a 1-hour education session improved the knowledge base for the female athletes of the Female Athlete Triad. A major recommendation would be to include coaches, trainers, and parents in the educational process.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ketola, Jarline
Commitee: Cummins, Catherine, Fodran, Kimberly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Kinesiology
Keywords: Female Athlete Triad
Publication Number: 1523049
ISBN: 978-1-303-20222-3
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