TITLE

INFLUENCES OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENT USE IN SOUTH FLORIDA ADOLESCENT ATHLETES

AUTHOR(S)
Godo, Jennah R.; Graves, B. Sue; O'Kroy, Joseph A.; Hecht, Steven
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1/2, p91
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Dietary supplement use was assessed in adolescent athletes (n=184) in ten high schools in Broward County, Florida. The Survey to Predict Adolescent Athletes Dietary Supplement Use was used to assess how the supplement group users/non-users demonstrated a relationship with the Theory of Reasoned Action components. Significant supplement group differences existed in gender and grade. Male athletes had a stronger intention to use supplements than did females. The health risks that accompany supplement products show evidence of the need for health educators to understand more about the issue of supplement use in order to establish intervention strategies for this population.
ACCESSION #
25219319

 

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