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Knowledge and experience of sports supplements and ergogenic aids, with a specific focus on caffeine, in Basketball athletes

Liu, Chen (2021) Knowledge and experience of sports supplements and ergogenic aids, with a specific focus on caffeine, in Basketball athletes. Master of Science by Research (MScRes) thesis, University of Kent,. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.88716) (KAR id:88716)

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the use, basic knowledge, experience of using caffeine and sports supplements of basketball players in China and the UK.The use rate of sports supplements in general was 37%, and for caffeine it was 25%. The main reasons for athletes to choose sports supplements are to improve performance (35%) and recovery (32%). The main sources used by these athletes to research and find information were the internet (46%) and coaches (29%). The athlete's ability to identify caffeine-containing foods was generally good but they were not as good at categorizing or differentiating between higher and lower-caffeine content sources. Very few athletes who used caffeine reported side effects from its consumption.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Science by Research (MScRes))
Thesis advisor: Davison, Glen
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.88716
Uncontrolled keywords: Caffeine, Basketball ,sports supplement
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Sports sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Sport and Exercise Sciences
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2021 06:38 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 02:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/88716 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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Liu, Chen.

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