Anabolic steroids among resistance training practitioners

Anabolic steroids among resistance training practitioners / Ericson Pereira, Samuel Jorge Moyses, Sérgio Aparecido Ignácio, Daniel Komarchewski Mendes, Diego Sgarbi da Silva, Everdan Carneiro, Ana Maria Trindade Grégio Hardy, Edvaldo Antônio Ribeiro Rosa, Patrícia Vida Cassi Bettega, Aline Cristina Batista Rodrigues Johann. - (PLoS One 14 (2019) 10 (16 October); p. 1-13)

  • PMID: 31618245
  • PMCID: PMC6795452
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223384


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Correction: Anabolic steroids among resistance training practitioners / Ericson Pereira, Samuel Jorge Moyses, Sérgio Aparecido Ignácio, Daniel Komarchewski Mendes, Diego Sgarbi da Silva, Everdan Carneiro, Ana Maria Trindade Grégio Hardy, Edvaldo Antônio Ribeiro Rosa, Patrícia Vida Cassi Bettega, Aline Cristina Batista Rodrigues Johann. - (PLoS One 14 (2019) 12 (9 December); p. 1)

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226208
  • PMID: 31815955


Abstract

Objective: To compare the use of anabolic steroids (AS), the motivation to use them, their side effects, the source of information and the form in which AS were obtained, the medical follow-up, and the periodic examinations in resistance training practitioners who are either current or former users of AS.

Methods: A prevalence survey was performed in the gyms of the city of Curitiba, including 719 current and former AS users who self-administered a questionnaire. The chi-square and z of proportions (p <0.05) statistical tests were conducted.

Results: Esthetics was the main motivation associated with AS intake, leading to satisfactory results. The information about the form in which to use AS was provided by doctors and AS were either purchased at the pharmacy with a prescription or illegally. Current users reported a higher number of cycles and doses, a longer duration of use, as well as larger economical investments into AS. This shows a higher consumption of such drugs, regardless of the medical follow-up and post-cycle therapy.

Conclusion: Given that a change in the usage pattern was observed when increasing the AS consumption, this should be considered in the elaboration of public policies to inhibit such a trend.

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1 February 2021
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Bettega, Patricia Vida Cassi
Carneiro, Everdan
Hardy, Ana MariaTrindade Grégio
Ignácio, Sérgio Aparecido
Johann, Aline Cristina Batista Rodriques
Komarchewski Mendes, Daniel
Moyses, Samuel
Pereira, Ericson
Rosa, Edvaldo Antônia Ribeiro
Silva, Diego Sgarbi
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Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR) - Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná
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