oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Pre-to-post race changes in self-reported depression scores in ultra-distance triathletes a pilot study

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



The objectiveis to descriptionbe the effect of participation in an ultra-distance triathlon on self-reported depression. This was a prospective pre- and post-race observational study. Triathletes were eligible to participate if they planned to participate in an ultradistance triathlon between June and December 2001. Thirty-eight triathletes were enrolled, and 33 completed , the study. Questionnaires and the Beck Depression Index (BDI-II) were completed approximately 4 weeks before and 2 weeks after an ultra-distance triathlon.

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