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Below is a Study Information Sheet.  Please read it carefully, and if you agree, click the link at the bottom of the page to proceed to the survey.

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Post-Exercise Recovery Refueling Knowledge, Behavior and Attitudes of Athletes

 You are invited to participate in a research study. The purposes of this study are to determine athlete knowledge, awareness and behavior toward the role of nutrition in the post-exercise recovery process, and to identify those athletes more likely to use supplemental recovery beverages than others based upon sport participation, age and level of competition. 

Approximately 6,000 people will be asked to complete a survey that asks questions about attitudes towards recovery and current methods or practices you participate in to recover from exercise. This survey will be administered to recreational and competitive athletes at various sites across the nation. The survey will take about 20 minutes of your time to complete. 

You may complete the survey at the competition site or via the World Wide Web. You may be asked to provide your email address so that we can send information regarding the survey.  Email addresses that are collected will be destroyed within 60 days of collection.  Your email address will not be associated with your responses to the questions.

There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you may skip any question or withdraw from the study at any point.

This study will help researchers understand procedures that competitive and recreational athletes participate in to recover from training or competition and provide insight into issues that are important to the subjects with respect to recovery.

Your information will be completely anonymous. No one will know your name and  will not be used in any report. Reports of the study will use combined information only.

If you have questions at any time about the study or the procedures, you may contact the researcher, Joel M. Stager, HPER 112, Department of Kinesiology, at 812/855-1637 (

If you feel you have not been treated according to the descriptions in this form, or your rights as a participant in research have not been honored during the course of this project, you may contact the office for the Human Subjects Committee, Indiana University, Carmichael Center L03, 530 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408, 812/855-3067, by e-mail at

Your participation in this study is voluntary. You may refuse to participate without penalty. You may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. To withdraw, you can simply stop completing the questionnaire. If you withdraw from the study before data collection is complete, your data will be destroyed.

Please keep a copy of this page for your records.

Thank you for your participation,

Joel M. Stager, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University

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