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Titolo:
CORRELATES OF THE USE OF PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS AMONG YOUNG PATRONS OF GYMNASIUMS IN THE NETHERLANDS
Autore:
VOGELS T; BRUGMAN E; COUMANS B; DANZ MJ; HIRASING RA; VANKERNEBEEK E;
Indirizzi:
TNO,INST PREVENT & HLTH,POB 2215 2301 CE LEIDEN NETHERLANDS NETHERLANDS INST SPORTS & HLTH 6800 AH ARNHEM NETHERLANDS
Titolo Testata:
Drugs: education, prevention policy
fascicolo: 1, volume: 3, anno: 1996,
pagine: 39 - 48
SICI:
0968-7637(1996)3:1<39:COTUOP>2.0.ZU;2-I
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
14
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
T. Vogels et al., "CORRELATES OF THE USE OF PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS AMONG YOUNG PATRONS OF GYMNASIUMS IN THE NETHERLANDS", Drugs: education, prevention policy, 3(1), 1996, pp. 39-48

Abstract

This study assessed the use of performance-enhancing drugs among young people attending gyms in the Netherlands and established psychological, social and cultural factors contributing to the use of these drugs. Fourteen gyms, varying in size, types of sports practised and expected use of performance enhancing drugs were visited by interviewers. Aspatrons entered the gym, they were asked about their age, sport(s) practised and the frequency of their visits: 66% were willing to complete our questionnaire; 6% had used performance-enhancing drugs in the past, among body-builders this was 16%; 16% was interested in using these drugs. Main predictors of actual use were: 'Interest in performance enhancing drugs', 'Knowing other users', 'Non-conforming peer groups' and 'Body-building'. The actual percentage of users is probably higherthan reported in this study. Social and cultural factors play an important role and gym patrons will not be easily convinced by stressing health risks. Effective coaching and expert support are probably more effective preventive methods. Persistent users should have access to expert medical advice, in such a way that health risks can be reduced, if not eliminated.

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