:: Volume 2, Issue 3 (8-2013) ::
aumj 2013, 2(3): 175-182 Back to browse issues page
Investigation of Prevalence of Energizer Drugs and Supplements Consumption and Effective Factors Among Bodybuilder Men in Karaj (2011)
F. Shoshtarizadeh 1, F. Bahramian 2, A.A. Safari 3, M. Pourghaderi 4 , H. Barati 5
Ms in Nutrition Health, Expert in Supervision on Food, Vice-Chancellor for food and Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Science, Karaj, Iran , pourghaderi2601@yahoo.com
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Background: Body builder athletes’ high attention to form of body can result in high prevalence of nutritional disorders and habit to energizer drugs consumption. With notice to abuse problems of these drugs, this research was carried out to estimate prevalence of energizer drugs and supplements consumption in Karaj body builder men in 2011. Method: In cross-sectional (description- analytical) research 780 Karaj body builder men were selected randomly. Data were collected through interview with questionnaires containing demographic questions and using information of drugs. Data were analyzed with SPSS software (Ver. 19) and κ² test with meaningful level of P<0.05. Result: Prevalence of consumption in studied sample from different types of supplements and energizer drugs was estimated 88.2%. The most consumption prevalence belonged to food supplements and vitamins group and combination of those (69.9%). About anabolic and energizer compounds and also hormonal drugs and corticosteroids, prevalence was 5.6% and 2.1% respectively and 7.7% totally. There was meaningful relation between experience times of abuse problems, place of drug and supplement supply and attention to being permissible or impermissible of those items with type of drugs or supplement (P = 0.001). Also relation between consumption of supplements and drugs with main goal in using them was meaningful (P = 0.045). Conclusion: Consumption of supplement and energizer drugs in Karaj body builder men has high prevalence.
Keywords: Prevalence, drugs, Food supplement, athletes
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/03/10 | Accepted: 2014/03/10 | Published: 2014/03/10

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