Knowledge and Use of Food Supplement among Athletes in Lagos Metropolis of Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Contemporary issues in sports science, management and health promotion
Objective; The study examined knowledge and use of food supplement among athletes in Lagos Metropolis of Lagos State, Nigeria. Methods: The research design was descriptive survey research while the instrument used for data collection was questionnaire with reliability value of 0.72. The sample used consisted of three hundred (300) male and female athletes selected through simple random sampling technique during their training and competition sessions. The data collected was analysed by using descriptive statistics of percentage and inferential statistics of chi-square to test the hypothesis. Results: The result revealed that most of the athletes' first knowledge of food supplement were sport dieticians and coaches. Further results revealed that high percentage of athletes came about the use of food supplement through coaches, co-athletes and successful athletes, while the type of sport was the most motivating factor among others. Conclusion: Conclusively the knowledge of food supplement played a major role in their usage as majority of the athletes used food supplement and they believed that food supplement is important in
Knowledge , usage , athletes , food supplements
Ademiju, P.U. (2018). Knowledge and Use of Food Supplement among Athletes in Lagos Metropolis of Lagos State, Nigeria. Contemporary issues in sports science, management and health promotion. 2(3). 299-308