Korean J Child Health Nurs.  2002 Jul;8(3):251-259.

Physical Stress Symptoms and Health Risk Behaviors between Adolescent Athletes and High School Students

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  • 1Nursing College, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea. tig710915@hanmail.net

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate physical stress symptoms and health risk behaviors of adolescent athletes and high school students as a basis for providing a health promotion program of adolescent athletes. The subjects consisted of 160 male students of a physical education high school(athletes) in Kyonggi and 147 male high school students(non-athletes) in Seoul. Data was obtained from the physical stress symptoms and the health risk behaviors questionnaire. The result were as follows : 1.Physical stress symptoms didn't make significant difference between groups. GI symptom, as the subscale of physical stress symptoms of non-athletes were higher then those of athletes. The highest ranked physical stress symptoms in athletes was cardiopulmonary symptom ll(upper respiratory symptoms) and in non- athletes was central-neurological symptoms. 2.Health risk behaviors didn't make significant difference between groups. Weight control, as the subscale of health risk behaviors of athletes were higher then those of non-athletes. The highest ranked health risk behaviors in athletes was alcohol and in non-athletes was smoking. 3.There were the low positive correlation between physical stress symptoms and health risk behaviors.


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Adolescent*
Athletes*
Gyeonggi-do
Health Promotion
Humans
Male
Physical Education and Training
Risk-Taking*
Seoul
Smoke
Smoking
Child Health
Surveys and Questionnaires
Smoke
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