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Protocol - Use of Creatine Growth Hormone and Steroids

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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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Protocol Name from Source:

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

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adult

Participants:

Age 9 to 17 and adults

Specific Instructions:

None

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 Text 4994198 CDE 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_AnabolicSteroids_Use PX230801030000 In 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) 4 N/A
PX230801_CreatineGrowthHormones_Creatine_Use PX230801010000 In the past year, how often did you use any of the following products to improve muscle mass or strength? Creatine 4 N/A
PX230801_CreatineGrowthHormones_DHEA_Androstenedione_HGH_Use PX230801020000 In the past year, how often did you use any of the following products to improve muscle mass or strength? DHEA, Androstenedione, or human growth hormone 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Use of Creatine Growth Hormone and Steroids

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.

Keywords

Weight, disordered eating, supplements, body image, muscle mass, creatine, growth hormone, steroids, muscle size, strength, DHEA, androstenedione, human growth hormone, HGH, anabolic, anabolic steroids