Randomized trial of exercise in sedentary middle aged women: effects on quality of life

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Randomized trial of exercise in sedentary middle aged women: effects on quality of life

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dc.contributor.author Bowen, Deborah J
dc.contributor.author Fesinmeyer, Megan D
dc.contributor.author Yasui, Yutaka
dc.contributor.author Ulrich, Cornelia M
dc.contributor.author Irwin, Melinda L
dc.contributor.author Rudolph, Rebecca E
dc.contributor.author LaCroix, Kristin L
dc.contributor.author McTiernan, Anne
dc.contributor.author Tworoger, Shelley Slate
dc.contributor.author Schwartz, Robert R.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-15T22:06:12Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Bowen, Deborah J., Megan D. Fesinmeyer, Yutaka Yasui, Shelley Tworoger, Cornelia M. Ulrich, Melinda L. Irwin, Rebecca E. Rudolph, Kristin L. LaCroix, Robert R. Schwartz, and Anne McTiernan. 2006. Randomized trial of exercise in sedentary middle aged women: effects on quality of life. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 3: 34. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1479-5868 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4889517
dc.description.abstract Increasing physical activity is currently considered to be a possible prevention strategy for cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, either alone or in combination with dietary changes. This paper presents results of a randomized trial of moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise in middle aged, sedentary women; specifically, we report changes in and correlates of quality of life and functional status of this exercise intervention program for both the short (three months) and longer term (12 months). The intervention group showed a significant increase in Mental Health score from baseline to 3 months (p < .01), significantly greater than the change in the control group at 3 months (p < .01). A similar trend among exercisers was observed for the General Health score (p < .01), and this finding was significantly greater than the change in control group at 3 months (p = .01). Change in Social Support – Affection were predictors of the changes in quality of life variables. This study documented improvements in quality of life and general functioning that occurred as a result of participating in an exercise intervention in sedentary middle-aged women. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1186/1479-5868-3-34 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1618856/pdf/ en_US
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dc.title Randomized trial of exercise in sedentary middle aged women: effects on quality of life en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity en_US
dash.depositing.author Tworoger, Shelley Slate
dc.date.available 2011-05-15T22:06:12Z
dash.affiliation.other SPH^Epidemiology en_US
dash.affiliation.other HMS^Medicine-Brigham and Women's Hospital en_US

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