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Frequency of Female Athlete Triad Among Elite Female Athlete of Iran in Different Sport in 2007

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Tehran University of Medical Sciences Identifier:
First received: August 13, 2010
Last updated: August 16, 2010
Last verified: August 2010

Women's evermore presence in professional and athletic sports has revealed sound evidence on the existence of female athlete triad among the world's elite female athletes. This triad consists of eating disorders, amenorrhea and osteoporosis. It has been stated that all female athletes are potentially at risk, but it is not clear to what extent those exercising at different levels are at risk of this syndrome/triad. Since the manifestation of this triad is often denied, or under-reported, appropriate screening methods are required to identify the symptoms. There is still no clear-cut information available on the incidence of this triad in Iran. And there are religious and cultural differences between Iran's elite female athletes and those in other countries. Therefore, in order to meet Iranian female athletes' needs, the investigators decided to determine the frequency of the female athlete triad in Iran.

Menstruation Disturbances
Eating Disorder
Bone Loss

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Screening of Menstrual Disorder in Elite Feamle Athlete in Iran

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Further study details as provided by Tehran University of Medical Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of Female Athlete Triad among Elite female athlete in Iran in 2006 [ Time Frame: 24 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • prevalence of menstrual disorder in female athlete in Iran in 2006 [ Time Frame: 24 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: October 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Female athlete Triad syndrom was based on menstrual disorder,Eating Disorder and bone loss


Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Study population: Professional Iranian female athletes who are members in national teams or federations sports and champion team in Tehran


Inclusion Criteria:

  • All Elite Female athletes who play in international teams in sport federation or champion Team in Tehran between 13-45 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The 13-15 year old female athletes who are not manarch with secondary sex charactristics.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01183377

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Rheumatology Research Center, Shariati Hospital
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 14114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Study Director: Haleh Dadgostar, MD Rheumatology Research Center, Tehran University for Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Fereydoun Davatchi, MD Rheumatology Research Center, Tehran University for Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Shafie Movaseghi, MD Rheumatology Research Center, Tehran University for Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: ashraf Aleyasin, MD Tehran University for Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: mohamad hosein Forozanfar, MD Rheumatology Research Center, Tehran University for Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Talia Alenabi, MD Sport Medicine Federation of Islamic Republic Of Iran
Principal Investigator: Narges Chime, MD Shahid Beheshti Medical University
Principal Investigator: pooneh Kimia ghalam, MD Health ministry of Iran
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Rheumatology Research Center, Haleh Dadgostar Identifier: NCT01183377     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 85-01-41-3488
Study First Received: August 13, 2010
Last Updated: August 16, 2010
Health Authority: Iran: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Tehran University of Medical Sciences:
Female Athlete Triad syndrom
Eating disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eating Disorders
Female Athlete Triad Syndrome
Menstruation Disturbances
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Mental Disorders
Musculoskeletal Diseases
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