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Hydration status, knowledge, and behavior in youths at summer sports camps.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19211940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To assess the hydration status and level of hydration knowledge of youths at summer sports camps. METHODS: Sixty-seven active youths, 57 males (mean +/- SD, 12 +/- 2 y, 136 +/- 16 cm, 50.6 +/- 21.1 kg) and 10 females (13 +/- 2 y, 153 +/- 8 cm, 45.2 +/- 9.0 kg) participated in 4 d of sports camp. Hydration status was assessed before the first practice (AM) and after the second practice (PM). Participants completed surveys assessing hydration knowledge (HAQ) and hydration habits on day 3 and a self-assessment (EQ#1). RESULTS: Mean AM urine specific gravity (USG) and urine osmolality (Uosm) scores ranged from minimal to significant dehydration across 4 d, even when temperatures were mild. Correlations between hydration indices and EQ#1, ranging from 0.11 to -0.51, were statistically significant (P < .05), indicating that subjects recognized when they were doing a good or bad job hydrating. HAQ did not correlate strongly with hydration indices suggesting other impediments to hydration. Thirst correlated negatively with EQ#1 (from -0.29 to -0.60). CONCLUSION: Hydration at summer sports camp is a concern and special efforts need to be made to help youths develop hydration strategies.
Nora R Decher; Douglas J Casa; Susan W Yeargin; Matthew S Ganio; Michelle L Levreault; Catie L Dann; Camille T James; Megan A McCaffrey; Caitlin B Oconnor; Scott W Brown
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports physiology and performance     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1555-0265     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-12     Completed Date:  2009-03-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101276430     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Physiol Perform     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dehydration / prevention & control,  urine
Fluid Therapy / utilization*
Football / physiology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Hot Temperature / adverse effects
Physical Exertion / physiology*
Soccer / physiology*

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