Calcium intake often is inadequate in female collegiate athletes, increasing the risk for training injuries and future osteoporosis. Thus, a brief and accurate assessment tool to quickly measure calcium intake in athletes is needed. We evaluated the reliability and validity, compared to 6 days of diet records (DRs), of the Rapid Assessment Method (RAM), a self-administered calcium checklist (14). Seventy-six female collegiate athletes (mean age = 18.8 yrs, range = 17–21; 97% Caucasian) were recruited from basketball, cross-country, field hockey, soccer, and volleyball teams. Athletes completed a RAM at the start of the training season to assess calcium intake during the past week. Two weeks later, a second RAM was completed to assess reliability, and athletes began 6 days of diet records (DRs) collection. At completion of DRs, athletes completed a final RAM, corresponding to the same time period as DRs, to assess agreement between the 2 instruments. The RAM demonstrated adequate testretest reliability over 2 weeks (n = 56; Intraclass correlation [ICC] = .54, p <.0001) and adequate agreement with DRs (n = 34; ICC = .41, p = .0067). Calcium intake was below recommended levels, and mean estimates did not differ significantly on the RAM (823±387 mg/d) and DRs (822±330 mg/d; p = .988). Adequacy of calcium intake from both DRs and the RAM was classified as “inadequate” (<1000 mg/d) and “adequate” (≥1000 mg/d). Agreement between the RAM and DRs for adequacy classification was fair (ICC = .30, p = .042), with the RAM identifying 84% of athletes judged to have inadequate calcium intake based on DRs. The RAM briefly and accurately estimates calcium intake in female collegiate athletes compared to DRs.
Kenneth D. Ward, Kami Mays Hunt, Melanie Burstyne Berg, Deborah A. Slawson, Christopher M. Vukadinovich, Barbara S. McClanahan and Linda H. Clemens
Bradley Donohue, Marina Galante, Julia Maietta, Bern Lee, Nina Paul, Joanne E. Perry, Arianna Corey and Daniel N. Allen
-season. Data suggest the frequency of specific disorders in collegiate athletes is similar to the general population, with some exceptions (see Donohue, Gavrilova, Galante, Gavrilova et al., 2018 ). Although athletes and non-athletes may evidence similar mental health prevalence rates, athletes appear to
Sajad Bagherian, Nader Rahnama, Erik A. Wikstrom, Micheal A. Clark and Faroogh Rostami
would be impaired following fatigue. Methods Participants Forty male collegiate athletes with CAI (21.02 ± 1.7 years, 1.76 ± 6.5 m, and 69.2 ± 7.5 kg) participated. Inclusion criteria consisted of being a collegiate athlete: between 18–35 years of age, with a history of a moderate to severe unilateral
Hayley Perelman, Joanna Buscemi, Elizabeth Dougherty and Alissa Haedt-Matt
dissatisfaction ( Goltz et al., 2013 ). The desire for a lean, muscular body type is also common in male gymnasts, which contributes to higher rates of disordered eating for these athletes ( McKay-Parks & Read, 1997 ). A different sample of male collegiate athletes who participated in lean-promoting sports were
Justine Chatterton, Trent A. Petrie, Keke L. Schuler and Camilo Ruggero
A Test of an Etiological Model: Disordered Eating in Male Collegiate Athletes Male athletes are at risk for developing eating disorders (ED) as well as disordered eating attitudes and behaviors, such as bulimic symptomatology, due to general sociocultural ideals about body and appearance, and sport
Shelby J. Martin and Timothy Anderson
, making it unclear how to improve athletes’ utilization of EP treatment. Therefore, we aimed to outline differences in help-seeking intentions from any source for EP versus general mental health among a sample of collegiate athletes ( N = 201), as well as identify potential barriers (i.e., EP severity
This study is an examination of homonegativism in sport as described by lesbian collegiate athletes. These athletes (N = 12) participated in semi-structured interviews about their athletic experiences. Analysis of the homonegtive experiences of these athletes revealed three mechanisms inherent in homonegativism in sport. These were (a) discomfort with females who do not conform with the traditional feminine gender-role, (b) application of the lesbian label, and (c) distancing from the lesbian label. Female athletes perceived to act in a manner contrary to traditional gender-roles are labeled as lesbians. Through this labeling society reinforces traditional gender-roles and, ultimately, protects male dominance in sport. Many of the labels heard by the athletes reflected stereotypical beliefs about lesbians. The athletes described many situations where coaches and administrators attempted to promote or preserve a feminine image within their athletic teams and programs. The disempowering aspects of homonegativism also were revealed as lesbian athletes felt powerless to challenge homonegativism in sport.
Jason Brumitt, Jill Sikkema, Saiko Mair, CJ Zita, Victor Wilson and Jordan Petersen
–Lower Quarter to discriminate injury risk in a heterogeneous population of Division III collegiate athletes is unknown. Nearly 200,000 student-athletes compete in sport at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-III (D-III) level. 1 Student-athletes who participate in sport at the D
This one hour lecture session is intended for coaches, coach educators, and sport researchers. It will focus on the results of a study involving nearly 2,000 NCAA student athletes representing twelve different intercollegiate sports teams from ten colleges in the Midwest. The purpose of the study was to identify and compare coaching leadership preferences of present day collegiate athletes.
Gabrielle Stubblefield, Jeffrey Tilly and Kathy Liu
instrumented ankle arthrometer, Kovaleski et al. examined joint stability in female collegiate athletes with a history of a unilateral ankle sprain and reported greater inversion laxity in the previously injured ankle, however no difference in anterior laxity was found. 10 Hubbard and Cordova compared joint