NCAA institutionally based drug testing

Do our athletes know the rules of this game?

Richard R. Albrecht, William A. Anderson, Christopher A. McGrew, Douglas McKeag, David O. Hough

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Abstract

One aspect of the current drug-testing controversy that has gone relatively unexamined concerns the extent to which student-athletes are fully informed of the testing procedures employed by their institution. College athletes (N = 2, 282) participating at 11 NCAA-affiliated institutions nationwide were surveyed as to their awareness of their school’s drug-testing program. Results indicate athletes have numerous misconceptions regarding the drug testing to which they may be subjected. Over one- third of the athletes attending “testing” institutions were oblivious to the fact their school was engaged in drug-testing, and more than 70% were unable to correctly identify their school’s drug-testing protocol. Implications of such ignorance are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-246
Number of pages5
JournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Volume24
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • College athletes
  • Drug testing
  • Informed consent
  • Survey

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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NCAA institutionally based drug testing : Do our athletes know the rules of this game? / Albrecht, Richard R.; Anderson, William A.; McGrew, Christopher A.; McKeag, Douglas; Hough, David O.

In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 24, No. 2, 01.01.1992, p. 242-246.

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Albrecht, Richard R. ; Anderson, William A. ; McGrew, Christopher A. ; McKeag, Douglas ; Hough, David O. / NCAA institutionally based drug testing : Do our athletes know the rules of this game?. In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 1992 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 242-246.
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