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Athlete followed by healthcare professionals

Evgeniy Vershinin; Vladimir Delaru; Nataliya Muravieva;

Questionnaire of 120 sports medicine physicians is to ascertain sports medicine doctors’ views on athlete healthcare issues. Insufficient medical coverage provided for athletes (25.0 % of respondents underlined its insufficiency, 43.4 % respondents pointed out some lacks in it); ex-athlete regular medical check-up problems (49.2 % of respondents considered them not to be worked out properly), sports medicalization (67.5 % of respondents noted athletes’ multiple drug intake initiated by their coaches), insufficient information about drug side effect on athlete health (12.5 % of physicians stated that athletes are instructed properly). These issues are considered to be interdisciplinary and cannot have a single valued solution. They have to be broadly discussed by specialists.


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Keywords: sports medicine, athlete healthcare, sports medicalization, athletes’ awareness, questionnaire

Stavropol State Medical Academy
Pyatigorsk State Research Institute of Balneotherapeutics
Pyatigorsk State Pharmaceutical Academy