dc.contributor.authorSim, Alexiaa Hui Xuan
dc.description.abstractBackground: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) is a syndrome caused by low energy availability (LEA), that impairs physiological and psychological functions. There are no reports on the prevalence of RED-S risk amongst athletes in Singapore. This evidence can identify those at risk, and institute measures for primary prevention of energy deficiency. Purpose of study: This study investigated the prevalence of RED-S risk, within athlete types (amateur, recreational), and between genders. Methods: 318 participants (124 males; 194 females) from Singapore, completed an online questionnaire which included – self-reported height and weight, Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and Hooper’s Questionnaire, to determine RED-S risk. Results: The prevalence of RED-S risk amongst athletes was 34.3%. The prevalence of REDS risk in female athletes (44.3%) was significantly higher than males (18.5%), while the prevalence of RED-S risk amongst amateur and recreational athletes was not significantly different. RED-S risk was negatively associated with level of competition (international) and BMI, and positively associated with shape and weight concern scores. Conclusion: The moderate-high prevalence of RED-S risk emphasises the need for prevention and early detection of energy deficiency, to preserve health and sport performanceen_US
dc.format.extent77 p.en_US
dc.titlePrevalence of relative energy deficiency in sport (red-s) risk amongst amateur and recreational athletes in Singaporeen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorSwarup Mukherjeeen_US
dc.contributor.schoolNational Institute of Educationen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Science (Sport Science and Management)en_US

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