ERIC Number: EJ722874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-19
A Review of Eating Disorders in Athletes: Recommendations for Secondary School Prevention and Intervention Programs
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v21 n2 p145-167 Dec 2005
The current review aims to evaluate the literature on eating disorders and athletes with the purpose of making recommendations for sport psychologists and other relevant personnel on how to proceed in identifying, managing, and preventing eating disorders in school settings. Whereas the intention of this review is to make recommendations for secondary educational settings, research on other populations such as collegiate and young adult athletes was also reviewed where helpful or where information on adolescent athletes was not available. Recommendations for prevention and intervention include ongoing education of athletes and coaches regarding nutrition, body composition, and performance, using appropriate screening to detect eating disorders, and use of a sport management team to aid in athlete recovery.
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Athletes, Prevention, Intervention, Youth Programs, Secondary Schools, Health Education, Clinical Diagnosis, Social Support Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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