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صفحه نخست /Personal and psychosocial ...
عنوان
Personal and psychosocial factors associated with anabolic-androgenic steroid use among Iranian male bodybuilders
نوع پژوهش مقاله چاپ شده
کلیدواژه‌ها
Anabolic-androgenic steroids; attitude; bodybuilders; self-efficacy
چکیده
Aim: The use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AASs) by athletes has become a widespread problem in the developing countries. However, predisposing risk factors for AAS initiation among athletes are not well known. This study aimed to investigate the roles of psychosocial and demographic factors associated with AAS use among Iranian male bodybuilders.Method: This descriptive-analytical study was carried out on 280 male bodybuilders of Hamadan recruited through a multistage sampling method in 2016. The data-gathering tool consisted of a self-administered questionnaire with questions about AAS use and demographic, social, and psychological variables. Data were analyzed with SPSS-16 software using Chi-square, independent t-test, and logistic regression methods.Results: A total of 76 (27.1%) subjects were AAS users. According to the results, attitude and self-efficacy were associated with AAS use (p<0.05). The result obtained from logistic regression analysis revealed that tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, supplement use, having AAS user coach, and having AAS user friends were significant predicting factors for AAS use among male bodybuilders (p<0.05).Conclusion: AAS use is common among male bodybuilders in Iran. Personal and psychosocial correlates of AAS use identified in this study may be helpful for the development of preventive interventions.
پژوهشگران محمد حسن ساعتی عصر (نفر اول)، سعید بشیریان (نفر دوم)، رشید حیدری مقدم (نفر سوم)، مجید براتی (نفر چهارم)، بابک معینی (نفر پنجم)