Knowledge of eating disorders among collegiate administrators, coaches, and auxiliary dancers

Toni M. Torres-McGehee, Deidre Leaver-Dunn, James M. Green, Phillip A. Bishop, James D. Leeper, Mark T. Richardson

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Abstract

Knowledge of eating disorders, confidence in knowledge, and attendance of eating disorder educational programs were assessed among NCAA Division I and II university administrators (n = 61), coaches (n = 44), and dancers (n = 53). A questionnaire assessed knowledge in 5 domains: etiology, signs and symptoms, management and treatment, risk factors, and prevention and education. Overall, dancers' knowledge and previous attendance were significantly lower than administrators' and coaches'. There was inconsistency between participants' confidence in answers and the correctness of their answers. Education is necessary for improving knowledge and reducing risky behaviors in auxiliary dancers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)951-958
Number of pages8
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Volume112
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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