oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Pre-to-post race changes in self-reported depression scores in ultra-distance triathletes a pilot study
|Article Title||Pre-to-post race changes in self-reported depression scores in ultra-distance triathletes a pilot study|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 *Division of Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. **Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. ***Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|Publication Date||Dec 2003|
|Pages||11 - 16|
|Keyword(s)||Cohort demographics, Demographic variables, Depressed mood, Ethical considerations, Impaired performance, Mood disorder, Multivariate linear regression analysis, Overtraining, Post-race injury, Psychoactive effects and Race completion|
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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