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dc.contributor.advisorBruya, Margaret Auld
dc.creatorPilcher, Jamie
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-25T22:13:42Z
dc.date.available2012-07-25T22:13:42Z
dc.date.issued7/25/2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/4027
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Nurs.), College of Nursing, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractIn the United States, 95% of eating disorders exist in females. One-third of females in athletics suffer from disordered eating. Research is examining the physical and psychological consequences associated with this behavior. The physical consequences of eating disorders among female athletes are becoming so common they've even named a phenomenon after them called the Female Athlete Triad. The three components of the triad include disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis. Tools used to detect eating disorders in female athletes include body mass index, screening questionnaires and twenty-four hour nutritional screens. Treatment for a female athlete may include hormone replacement therapy, vitamin and mineral supplements and antidepressants. Nurse practitioners are vital in providing necessary preventative strategies and education to females who are at risk or currently have an eating disorder.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US)
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us
dc.titleFemale Athletes and Eating Disorders: A Research Synopsis
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation


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