Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Weight Loss Methods and Eating Disorder Risk Factors in Collegiate Wrestlers
by Rea, Jessica, M.S., Indiana State University, 2013, 175; 1545775
Abstract (Summary)

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to investigate the weight loss of collegiate wrestlers and assess their risk for eating disorders (ED). Methods: Wrestlers were recruited by contacting the athletic trainer (AT) at the institution they wrestled. ATs who agreed to participate were sent an electronic link containing a survey, 143 wrestlers provided usable data. The survey was created from two surveys one allows the athlete to describe his eating behaviors and the ATHLETE questionnaire which measures risk for ED. We analyzed the data using descriptive statistics and frequencies. Results: 76.6% of wrestlers indicated binge eating; eating behaviors are similar to those in previous literature including gradual dieting, restricting food/fluids, fasting, and exercise. Wrestlers in this study do not appear to be at risk for ED. Clinical applicability: Wrestlers display dangerous eating behaviors but are not at risk for ED. Key Words: Disordered eating, anorexia, bulimia, body image.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kahanov, Leamor
Commitee: Eberman, Lindsey, Paterson, Catherine
School: Indiana State University
Department: Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation
School Location: United States -- Indiana
Source: MAI 52/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Kinesiology, Higher education
Keywords: Anorexia, Body image, Bulimia, Disordered eating, Eating behaviors, Eating disorders, Wrestling
Publication Number: 1545775
ISBN: 978-1-303-42415-1
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