Hydration and fluid replacement knowledge, attitudes, barriers and behaviors of NCAA Division I football players at a midwestern university

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dc.contributor.advisor Friesen, Carol A.
dc.contributor.author Kumley, Roberta F.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-28T17:29:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-29T05:30:06Z
dc.date.created 2010-12-18
dc.date.issued 2010-12-18
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/194645
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the: 1) knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors toward hydration and fluid replacement among collegiate football players at an NCAA Division I University, overall , and the relationship, if any, by position on the team, number of seasons played, and previous nutrition education; 2) relationship between the athletes’ hydration knowledge, attitudes and behaviors; 3) current sources of nutrition information likely to be used by the football players; and 4) players’ perception of the adequacy of, and barriers to, their fluid intake before, during, and after exercise. The players’ mean Hydration Knowledge Score was 14.2 ± 1.4 out of 17 (83.5%). Common misconceptions included: 60% thought water, rather than sports drinks, should be consumed when exercising for more than one hour; 54% did not believe sports drinks are better at restoring muscle glycogen than water; 47% believed salt tablets kept players from getting dehydrated; and 42% indicated thirst is the best indicator of dehydration. No differences were detected by number of seasons, position or previous nutrition education.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.subject.lcsh Water in the body.
dc.subject.lcsh Water-electrolyte balance (Physiology)
dc.subject.lcsh College football players.
dc.title Hydration and fluid replacement knowledge, attitudes, barriers and behaviors of NCAA Division I football players at a midwestern university en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.date.liftdate 2011-06-29
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1632463


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