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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part C

Impact of an educational intervention on female athlete triad knowledge in female athletes


Author(s): Dr. Usha S Nair and Passang Lhamu Lepcha

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine if an educational intervention for female athletes can improve knowledge of the female athlete triad. The participants of the study were 100 female collegiate athletes from Sports Authority of India, Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education Trivandrum. They were randomly assigned to an experimental group (N=50) and control group (N=50). BMI and hours of training per week was recorded. The Triad Knowledge Questionnaire (TKQ) was distributed to each of them. After completing the TKQ, the experimental groups received the randomly assigned interventions. The experimental group received an educational intervention session in the form of a PowerPoint presentation and handout while the control group did not receive the educational intervention. The TKQ was administered again following four weeks to determine if there was a difference in female athlete triad knowledge in the intervention group. The results of the study indicated that 42% of them were underweight and 45% of them were training 25-30 hours per week. Significant differences were seen between groups on TKQ posttest performance. The mean and SD of TKQ for Experimental Group for pretest and posttest was 4.82+2 and 11.08+ 1.59 and control group 5.02+1.99 and 5.02+1.99 respectively. Overall, the findings of this study revealed that an educational intervention for female collegiate athletes improved knowledge of the female athlete triad.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Usha S Nair, Passang Lhamu Lepcha. Impact of an educational intervention on female athlete triad knowledge in female athletes. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(6):162-166.
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