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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
Evaluation of Nutritional Knowledge of Cricketers in Surat City - A Survey Study
Dr. Asha K. Tatipamul | Dr. Ekta Mehta  | Sakshi Yede | Leela Choudhary
Abstract: Introduction: Nutrition is crucial for achieving high levels of success in sports and athletics, in addition to other variables like motivation, skill, techniques, commitment, physical fitness, and training. According to studies, athletes are generally uninformed about nutrition, healthful food options, the elements of a well-balanced diet, and how nutrition affects performance. The main purpose of this study was to identify the nutritional knowledge among cricketers. Setting and Design: A cross-sectional study was carried out in different stadiums and cricket clubs of surat city. Methods: One hundred cricketers, aged between 15-45 years were included in this study based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. Abridged Nutrition for Sport Knowledge Questionnaire (ANSKQ) was circulated as Google form for data collection. Result: The result of this study shows that the Nutritional Knowledge of Cricketers of Surat city is poor. On the premise of outcome acquired, nutritional knowledge of subjects were differentiated into 4 categories in which 0-49% comes under poor nutritional knowledge. All the participants in our study come under aforementioned category (0-49%). Hence the finding of this study revealed that all 100% of participants have poor nutritional knowledge. Conclusion: In conclusion, Cricketers of Surat city have poor Nutritional Knowledge and may benefit from increased nutrition education and training.
Keywords: Nutrition knowledge, Sports nutrition, Knowledge questionnaire, Cricket players, Survey, Dietary practices
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 1054 - 1057