|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.|
Kottorp, Anders Börje Mauritz
|Published in :||Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||Wiley|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Peer review (Publication)|
|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.|
|Publication type:||Article in scientific Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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