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Protocol - Use of Creatine Growth Hormone and Steroids

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This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

This is a single-item, three-part measure taken from the Growing Up Today Study (GUTS) that assesses use and frequency of various products (e.g., creatine, growth hormone, steroids) to improve muscle mass or strength in the past year.

Protocol:

In the past year, how often did you use any of the following products to improve muscle mass or strength?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily

Creatine

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DHEA, Androstenedione, or human growth hormone

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Anabolic steroids (do not include steroids used for treating medical conditions)

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Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

9 to 17 years, Adolescent, Adult

Specific Instructions:

None

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

September 9, 2015

Definition

This self-reported questionnaire assesses a respondent’s use of products to improve muscle mass or strength.

Purpose

To obtain use of products such as creatine, growth hormone, and steroids by an individual with the intention to improve muscle mass or strength.

Selection Rationale

This item is validated and used in the longitudinal Growing Up Today Study (GUTS) to capture the use and frequency of certain products that pose a health risk.

Language

English

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Obesity Muscle Enhancement Product Questionnaire Assessment Text4994198CDE Browser

Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

Growing Up Today Study, 2007. Question 56. - www.gutsweb.org

General References

Neumark-Sztainer, D., & Eisenberg, M. E. (2014). Body image concerns, muscle-enhancing behaviors, and eating disorders in males. JAMA, 312(20), 2156-2157.

Protocol ID:

230801

Variables:

Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX230801_CreatineGrowthHormones_Creatine_UsePX230801010000In the past year, how often did you use any of the following products to improve muscle mass or strength? Creatine4N/A
PX230801_CreatineGrowthHormones_DHEA_Androstenedione_HGH_UsePX230801020000In the past year, how often did you use any of the following products to improve muscle mass or strength? DHEA, Androstenedione, or human growth hormone4N/A
PX230801_CreatineGrowthHormones_AnabolicSteroids_UsePX230801030000In the past year, how often did you use any of the following products to improve muscle mass or strength? Anabolic steroids (do not include steroids used for treating medical conditions)4N/A