A systematic review and meta-analysis of research on the prevalence of Ergogenic Substances in Iranian athletes
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1Associate Professor of Sport Science Research Institute (SSRC), Tehran, Iran.
2Assistant Professor of Sport Science Research Institute (SSRC), Tehran, Iran.
3Assistant Professor of Islamic Azad University, Khodabandeh, Iran.
4Associate Professor of Payame nour, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract
The purpose of this study was systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on the prevalence of Ergogenic Substances use in Iranian athletes.
In this review and meta-analysis the 14 studies were eligible for entry into the study and the numbers of 8078 athletes in the fifteen studies were investigated. After collecting and coding data in these 14 research, by using CMA software all data by using both fixed and random model was analyzed. This research project has been carried out in the Sport Science Research Institute (SSRI) with the financial support and budget of this research institute.
The results of the meta-analysis conducted in this field showed that estimates point of taking Ergogenic Substances based on random model in male athletes was 63.9 and was variable between 50.6 to 75.3 percent. Also The prevalence of taking Ergogenic Substances in female athletes Based on the random model was 28.3 and was variable between 25.3 to 31.4 percent. The highest prevalence of Ergogenic Substances use was in bodybuilders, weightlifting, wrestling, and swimming and athletics sports.
The results of this study showed that the use of Ergogenic Substances and doping is an indisputable fact and today this problem is not only for the male athletes in some field of sport. The domain of this prevalence is female athletes and very wide range of athletes in different disciplines. If the politician not pay attention, the damage every day will be more develop in young people in our country. These result showed that Research institutes should conduct more extensive studies in this field and politicians should try to adopt preventive policies based on these studies.
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