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|Author||Mathisen T.F.; Sundgot-Borgen C.; Anstensrud B.; Sundgot-Borgen J.
|Title||Intervention in professional dance students to increase mental health- and nutrition literacy: A controlled trial with follow up|
Mathisen T.F.; Sundgot-Borgen C.; Anstensrud B.; Sundgot-Borgen J. Intervention in professional dance students to increase mental health- and nutrition literacy: A controlled trial with follow up,Frontiers in Sports and Active Living 4
|Link to article|| https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85140091749&doi=10.3389%2ffspor.2022.727048&partnerID=40&md5=021b85aa55f83b3c04ec5bb3045ccb80
|Abstract||Introduction: There is a need to change the culture within the art of dance, as it has been associated with injuries and mental health consequences. This study evaluates an intervention designed to increase mental health literacy, enhance nutritional knowledge, reduce symptoms and effects of low energy availability, and strengthen understanding of sports nutrition and recovery strategies, in dance students of mixed genders. Material and methods: A total of 125 dance students received three workshops, with 39 arts and crafts students serving as references. The results were evaluated by the Eating Disorder Examination questionnaire, the Low Energy Availability in Females questionnaire, the Hopkins Symptom Check List, and questions on mental health literacy, sports nutrition, and recovery knowledge. Results: Dance students achieved sustained improvements in mental health and nutrition knowledge and temporary improvements in driven exercise (i.e., performing exercise because of a compulsive drive). No other benefits were identified from the intervention. Conclusion: Our findings indicate the need for an ongoing education program to reduce the occurrence and development of negative mental health outcomes and low energy availability in professional dance students. Such approaches may not only improve the mental health of dance students but also potentially prevent the high frequency of injuries. Copyright © 2022 Mathisen, Sundgot-Borgen, Anstensrud and Sundgot-Borgen.