عنوان مقاله [English]
Absteract: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence offemale athlete triad and its relation to the level of physical activity in national teams. In this study,from 353 present individuals in 25 sport fields, only from National Teams, 284 individuals have voluntarily filled the questionnaires related to eating disorder, menstrual disorder, osteoporosis and physical activity. For studying the correlation between variables Spearman correlation test was used. The results of this study indicated that the prevalence of female athlete triad in nationalteams includes 7.7% of the whole present athletes. Also the prevalence of eating disorderwas24.7%, and amenorrhea 27.1% and the risk of osteoporosis in 4% of athletes was low, 47.3% moderate,38.7% high, and 10% very high. There was a very weak correlation between physical activity and each of the triad components, but the correlation between physical activity and the risk of osteoporosis(p < 0.01, r=-0.157)and also physical activity and eating disorder(p < 0.05, r=-0.125)was reverse and significant. Also the correlation between the level of physical activity with the female athlete triad and amenorrhea was not significant. There was a weak correlation between the triad components, but the correlation between osteoporosis with eating disorder and amenorrhea was Positive and significant. The results of this study indicated that the prevalence of female athlete triad in the national teams of Iran is spreading and necessary trainings should be done for athletes and coaches and those responsible for ladies’ sports and also by adopting preventive programs its further prevalence in the future should be avoided.