Title: Too little sleep and an unhealthy diet could increase the risk of sustaining a new injury in adolescent elite athletes
Authors : von Rosen, P.
Frohm, A.
Kottorp, Anders Börje Mauritz
Fridén, C.
Heijne, A.
Published in : Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Volume(Issue) : 27
Issue : 11
Pages : 1364
Pages to: 1371
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Wiley
Issue Date: 2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Child; Elite sports; Prevention; Self-confidence; Surveillance; Youth; Adolescent; Athlete; Athletic injury; Female; Human; Incidence; Logistic model; Male; Nutritional status; Risk factor; Survey and Questionnaire; Diet; Sleep
Subject (DDC) : 305: Social groups
610: Medicine and health
Abstract: Little is known about health variables and if these variables could increase the risk of injuries among adolescent elite athletes. The primary aim was to present overall data on self-perceived stress, nutrition intake, self-esteem, and sleep, as well as gender and age differences, on two occasions among adolescent elite athletes. A secondary aim was to study these health variables as potential risk factors on injury incidence. A questionnaire was e-mailed to 340 adolescent elite athletes on two occasions during a single school year: autumn semester and spring semester. The results show that during autumn semester, the recommended intake of fruits, vegetables, and fish was not met for 20%, 39%, and 43% of the adolescent elite athletes, respectively. The recommended amount of sleep during weekdays was not obtained by 19%. Multiple logistic regression showed that athletes sleeping more than 8 h of sleep during weekdays reduced the odds of injury with 61% (OR, 0.39; 95% CI, 0.16-0.99) and athletes reaching the recommended nutrition intake reduced the odds with 64% (OR, 0.36; 95% CI, 0.14-0.91). Our findings suggest that nutrition intake and sleep volume are of importance in understanding injury incidence.
Departement: Gesundheit
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1111/sms.12735
ISSN: 0905-7188
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8775
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