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Author Caldwell, Tristaca K
Title Development and validation of a screening tool for disordered eating in athletes
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Descript 108 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-04, page: 1944
Thesis (M.Sc.)--McGill University (Canada), 2006
Research suggests that athletes are at greater risk of disordered eating than their non-athletic counterparts. However this literature is limited primarily to female, college-aged populations. The objectives of this study were to develop and validate a screening tool (the Questionnaire of Eating Attitudes and Behaviors, Q-EAB) designed to assess disordered eating attitudes and behaviors in male and female athletes and to estimate the prevalence of disordered eating in a sample of Masters Athletes. A sample of 63 females and 48 males (mean age = 45.4+/-6.6 years, range = 35-65) completed a series of 6 eating questionnaires online as well as three 24 hour dietary and activity recalls. Female and non-elite athletes showed significantly greater disordered eating attitudes and behaviors than male and elite athletes respectively. Results indicated that the Q-EAB correlated to the five standard questionnaires. We conclude that the QEAB may be an effective screening tool for disordered eating in athletes
School code: 0781
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Host Item Masters Abstracts International 45-04
Subject Health Sciences, Nutrition
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Alt Author McGill University (Canada)
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