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Weight Loss Methods and Eating Disorder Risk Factors in Collegiate Wrestlers

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dc.contributor.author Rea, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-18T14:55:37Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-06T11:52:44Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-18T14:55:37Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-06T11:52:44Z
dc.date.issued 2014-03-18T14:55:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/5456
dc.description.abstract 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
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Rea, Jessica
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Body dysmorphic disorder.
dc.subject Weight loss.
dc.title Weight Loss Methods and Eating Disorder Risk Factors in Collegiate Wrestlers
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.graduationmonth May
dc.date.published 2013
dc.description.committeechair Kahanov, Leamor
dc.description.committeemembers Not Listed
dc.description.committeemembers Eberman, Lindsey
dc.description.degree Master of Science
dc.description.department Department of Athletic Training
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute, Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd ISU-Thesis-May-2013
dc.description.level Masters
dc.description.note Title from document page. Document formatted into pages: contains 174p. :ill. Includes bibliography and appendix.


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