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|Author||Fostervold Mathisen T.F.; Sundgot-Borgen C.; Anstensrud B.; Sundgot-Borgen J.
|Title||Mental health, eating behaviour and injuries in professional dance students|
Fostervold Mathisen T.F.; Sundgot-Borgen C.; Anstensrud B.; Sundgot-Borgen J. Mental health, eating behaviour and injuries in professional dance students,Research in Dance Education 23 1
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|Abstract||A high frequency of mental health challenges and injuries in professional dancers necessitate a better understanding of the complexity of such symptoms, and to explore differences according to sex, academic year and performance levels. Professional dance students were recruited to evaluate symptoms of depression and anxiety (SCL-10), resilience (RSA), self-esteem (RSS), perfectionism (CAPS), body appreciation (BAS-2), and symptoms of low energy availability (LEA, LEAF-q) and eating disorders (ED) (EDE-q). Totally 20–54% of the dancers had symptoms of anxiety or depression, LEA (in females), ED and/or injuries, and 12% had a self-reported history with ED. In females, 44% of the variability in SCL-10 was explained by CAPS and RSS; 15% of variability in LEA was explained by EDE-q and training volume; while BMI, academic year and LEA increased the odds ratio of an injury. In all, BAS-2 reduced the odds ratio of EDE-q by -3.33. Totally 50% reported that they could identify personal mental health problems, still <45% would consult a health professional. Enhanced body acceptance may reduce the frequency of mental health challenges in dancers, and improved knowledge of nutrition and body weight regulation may reduce the high frequency of LEA, disordered eating behaviour, and injuries. © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.