a screening tool for the identification of female athletes at risk for the female athlete triad
Low energy availability (EA) in female athletes with or without an eating disorder (ED) increases the risk of oligomenorrhoea/functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea and impaired bone health, a syndrome called the female athlete triad (Triad). There are validated psychometric instruments developed to detect disordered eating behaviour (DE), but no validated screening tool to detect persistent low EA and Triad conditions, with or without DE/ED, is available.
British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2014, Vol 48, Issue 7, p. 540-545
Journal Article; Observational Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't