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Nutritional supplement habits and perceptions of athletes with a disability
Project Title: Nutritional supplement habits and perceptions of athletes with a disability
Researchers: Prof Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey, Terri Graham, Dr Claudio Perret, Dr Brett Smith, Jeanette Crosland, Prof Ron Maughan, Dr Susan Shireffs
Institutions: Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, Loughborough University (UK), Institute of Sports Medicine, Swiss Paraplegic Centre (Switzerland)
Year approved: 2012
Summary: The objectives of this study were to determine: (1) the prevalence and type of nutritional supplements (NS) used by athletes; (2) the frequency and dosage of use, and the reasons for their use; (3) where athletes obtain their information regarding supplements; (4) if age, nationality, gender, sport category, training hours, performance level and disability influence an athlete’s use of NS; (5) how athletes perceive NS use; and (6) the knowledge of disabled athletes on topics relating to doping/anti-doping in sport.
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