Overview of study specific aims, samples and data sources

Overview of study specific aims, samples and data sources

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Enduring low energy availability (LEA) is associated with several potentially serious physiological and mental conditions. LEA has been found highly prevalent among female elite athletes within endurance sports, thus hampering athletes’ health and performance. The prevalence and the underpinning risk factors of LEA among female elite football playe...

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... present protocol consists of four studies exploring the prevalence and correlations of LEA among female elite football players. Table 1 provides an overview of study-specific aims, including information about the timeframe of the project and data collection related to self-report instruments, microtechnological devices, a gynaecological clinical assessment and biological measures of saliva, urine, blood and bone. ...
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... of energy expenditure and intake Table 1 provides an overview of the microtechnological devices used in studies 1, 2 and 3, respectively. In study 1, these measures will be post-hoc compared against indirect calorimetry. ...
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... set of self-report questionnaires (table 1) includes a measure of LEA 7 with additional football-related items inspired by previous work 36 to capture football-specific injuries (studies 2-4). Also, we will measure mental and physical fatigue (study 4), 37 a brief version 38 of a measure of eating problems (Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire) 39 to capture weight and shape concerns (studies 3 and 4). ...