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Sklan Ella H - - 2004
Anxiety involves complex, incompletely understood interactions of genomic, environmental, and experience-derived factors, and is currently being measured by psychological criteria. Here, we report previously nonperceived interrelationships between expression variations and nucleotide polymorphisms of the chromosome 7q21-22 acetylcholinesterase-paraoxonase 1 (ACHE-PON1) locus with the trait- and state-anxiety measures of 461 healthy subjects ...
Symons Downs Danielle - - 2004
Limited research examines women's beliefs about the value of exercise and their actual exercise behaviors during pregnancy and postpartum. A retrospective study of 74 postpartum women was conducted to examine women's behavioral, normative, and control beliefs about exercising during pregnancy and postpartum and to determine their most salient beliefs. In ...
Meston Cindy M - - 2004
Research indicates hysterectomy surgery may adversely affect the pelvic autonomic nerves and autonomic mechanisms are integral to the sexual arousal response in women. This study explored the possibility that women who undergo hysterectomy may experience an impaired vasocongestive response to erotic stimulation. Thirty-two women with a history of benign uterine ...
Broman-Fulks Joshua J - - 2004
Anxiety sensitivity is a known precursor to panic attacks and panic disorder, and involves the misinterpretation of anxiety-related sensations. Aerobic exercise has been shown to reduce generalized anxiety, and may also reduce anxiety sensitivity through exposure to feared physiological sensations. Accordingly, 54 participants with elevated anxiety sensitivity scores completed six ...
Davydov Dmitry M - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: This study examined women's moods on work and off days during different phases of the menstrual cycle. METHOD: Self-reports of the moods angry, happy, sad, stressed, tired, and anxious were obtained on two work and two off days during the luteal and follicular phases of the menstrual cycle in ...
Motl Robert W - - 2004
The present study examined the effects of low- and high-intensity cycling exercise on the H-reflex and state anxiety among men having low (n=20) or high (n=20) trait anxiety. Participants completed measures of state anxiety and underwent elicitation and recording of the H-reflex in the soleus muscle before and 10 min ...
Ghoncheh Shahyad - - 2004
This study compared the psychological effects of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) and yoga stretching (hatha) exercises. Forty participants were randomly divided into two groups and taught PMR or yoga stretching exercises. Both groups practiced once a week for five weeks and were given the Smith Relaxation States Inventory before and ...
Courneya K S - - 2003
We conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine the effects of a home-based exercise intervention on change in quality of life (QOL) in recently resected colorectal cancer survivors, most of whom were receiving adjuvant therapy. Participants were randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio to either an exercise (n = 69) ...
Paisley Theodore S - - 2003
Attitudes toward exercise during pregnancy have changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Recent studies show that, in most cases, exercise is safe for both the mother and fetus during pregnancy, and support the recommendation to initiate or continue exercise in most pregnancies. This report discusses the rationale behind the ...
McTiernan Anne - - 2003
PURPOSE: The aim of this article is to examine the role of exercise randomized clinical trials and other intervention studies in defining the associations between physical activity and cancer prevention. METHODS: To accomplish this, data from published randomized clinical trials and other intervention studies were reviewed and summarized. RESULTS: There ...
Blanchard Chris M - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The present study examined the association between quality of life (QOL) in adult cancer survivors and the (a) absolute current amount of exercise and (b) change in exercise since cancer diagnosis. METHODS: Three hundred fifty-two (mean age = 59.6) adult cancer survivors recruited from outpatient clinics in four states ...
Coleman Elizabeth Ann - - 2003
Fatigue and insomnia are problems for patients with cancer. Research findings show that aerobic exercise decreases cancer-related fatigue. Because patients with cancer who have skeletal muscle wasting may not obtain maximum benefit from aerobic exercise training, exercise programs may need to include resistance training. Thus far, testing exercise as an ...
Clapp James F JF - - 2003
Sustained bouts of maternal exercise during pregnancy cause an acute reduction in oxygen and nutrient delivery to the placental site. The decreased flow also initiates a slight fall in intervillous and fetal pO2 which initiates a fetal sympathetic response. This, coupled with hemoconcentration and improved placental perfusion balance, maintains fetal ...
Netz Yael - - 2003
The results of most recent studies have generally indicated an improvement in mood after participation in aerobic exercise. However, only a few researchers have compared mindful modes of exercise with aerobic exercise to examine the effect of 1 single session of exercise on mood. In the present study, the authors ...
Dimeo Fernando - - 2003
Fatigue and impaired physical performance are common and sometimes serious problems of cancer patients during and after treatment. To avoid fatigue, cancer patients are often advised to rest and downregulate their daily activities. However, these recommendations can cause paradoxical results. Since inactivity induces muscular wasting, prolonged rest can result in ...
O'Hagan Kathleen P - - 2003
The uterine artery blood flow (UtBF) and renal sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) responses to treadmill exercise were evaluated in 12 nonpregnant (NP) and 17 term pregnant (P) rabbits. UtBF was monitored continuously with a Transonic flowprobe. Rabbits underwent three exercise trials (5-min duration) that varied in absolute workload. The rise ...
Phatak Mrunal S - - 2003
A study of changes in lung function tests during pregnancy was undertaken in fifty pregnant women beginning from third month of gestation. Fifty nonpregnant age and height matched women formed the controls. Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Timed Vital Capacity (FEV1), Inspiratory Capacity (IC), Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV) and peak Expiratory ...
Martin Ginis Kathleen A - - 2003
Effects of a mirrored exercise environment and body image concerns on changes in exercise-induced feeling states and self-efficacy were examined among 58 sedentary women (mean age = 20.7 years). Participants performed a 20-min bout of exercise in front of either a mirrored or a nonmirrored wall. Feeling states and self-efficacy ...
Courneya Kerry S - - 2003
Physical exercise has been shown to enhance quality of life (QOL) in cancer survivors using pretest-posttest designs and compared to usual care (i.e. no intervention). In the present study, we conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine if exercise could improve QOL in cancer survivors beyond the known benefits of ...
Davies Gregory A L - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To design Canadian guidelines advising obstetric care providers of the maternal, fetal, and neonatal implications of aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises in pregnancy. OUTCOMES: Knowledge of the impact of exercise on maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity, and of the maternal measures of fitness. EVIDENCE: MEDLINE search from 1966 to 2002 ...
Wolfe Larry A - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: To review the existing literature on the physiology of exercise in pregnancy as a basis for clinical practice guidelines for prenatal exercise prescription. METHODS: MEDLINE search for English language abstracts and articles published between 1966 and 2003 related to physiological adaptations to pregnancy, effects of pregnancy on responses to ...
Young-McCaughan Stacey - - 2003
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility of an exercise program patterned after a phase II cardiac rehabilitation program to improve selected physiologic and psychological parameters of health in patients with cancer. DESIGN: Prospective, repeated measures study. SETTING: Two major military medical centers in the southwestern United States. SAMPLE: 62 patients diagnosed ...
Courneya Kerry S - - 2003
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of exercise training on cardiopulmonary function and quality of life (QOL) in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors who had completed surgery, radiotherapy, and/or chemotherapy with or without current hormone therapy use. METHODS: Fifty-three postmenopausal breast cancer survivors were randomly assigned to an exercise (n = 25) ...
Pinto Bernardine M - - 2003
Exercise participation has been shown to improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce psychological distress among women receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the changes in distress and body image, and fitness following exercise participation among 24 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer ...
Lovelady Cheryl A - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Although it is well documented that breast milk provides optimal nutrition and immune benefits to the infant, factors that influence the immunologic composition of breast milk are less understood. A recent study reported that immunoglobulin A (IgA) levels in breast milk are lower after exercise compared with resting concentrations. ...
Buhimschi Catalin S - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Morphologic studies suggest dramatic, asymmetric uterine growth during pregnancy that is caused by muscle cell hypertrophy. This growth is most marked at the fundus. Our objective was to evaluate sonographically the in vivo changes in myometrial thickness during active labor, second-stage labor, and after delivery. STUDY DESIGN: Abdominal ultrasound ...
Boscaglia Nadia - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare ratings of body image satisfaction (BIS) from 6 months prepregnancy to 23-30 weeks' gestation for high exercising and low exercising pregnant women. The authors also aimed to assess and compare expectations of BIS for the post-partum period in high and low exercising women. DESIGN: ...
Pirhonen, JP
Purpose: Longitudinal prospective study before, during and after normal pregnancy of the effect of short-term submaximal exercise on maternal oxygen saturation. Methods: Fourteen healthy women were recruited to the study before a planned pregnancy, and were followed seven times during the pregnancy and for up to 6 month after delivery. ...
Parker Kara Mallory - - 2003
The goals of this research were to explore the current literature regarding associations between psychological stress and adverse fetal outcome, associations between aerobic exercise and psychological stress reduction, and associations between aerobic exercise and fetal outcome. The published studies that were located provide evidence of the following: 1) Stress reactivity ...
Pirhonen Jouko P - - 2003
PURPOSE: Longitudinal prospective study before, during and after normal pregnancy of the effect of short-term submaximal exercise on maternal oxygen saturation. METHODS: Fourteen healthy women were recruited to the study before a planned pregnancy, and were followed seven times during the pregnancy and for up to 6 month after delivery. ...
Mottola Michelle F - - 2002
Pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period are important events in the reproductive lives of women. Exercise guidelines exist for pregnancy, but recommendations for exercise during the postpartum period are virtually nonexistent. It is important to examine the theoretic concerns and potential benefits of exercise during this period, especially with respect ...
Tloczynski Joseph - - 2002
Undergraduates from an upper-level psychology course were volunteer participants in the study. The 8 participants were to be prayed for in a Multiple Baseline Across Subjects research design, which included a 1-week minimum baseline period for all subjects followed by the sequential presentation of the independent variable so that every ...
Murrock Carolyn J - - 2002
The purpose of the study was to identify the effect of music on perceived exertion and mood in 30 coronary artery bypass graft patients during cardiac rehabilitation. The modified Borg Scale of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and the Rejeski Feeling Scale (FS) were the dependent variables. Group A subjects exercised with ...
Southorn Tom - - 2002
Over the past few years we have been bombarded with publicity telling us to do more exercise in order to reduce our risk of developing heart disease. Also, as commuter traffic increases and petrol prices rise, workers are constantly looking for quicker, cheaper and greener ways of travelling short distances. ...
Pinto Bernardine M - - 2002
Individuals treated for cancer often experience higher levels of emotional distress than the general population. Previous research has shown that exercise can have an ameliorating effect on these problems. This 12-month prospective longitudinal study investigated mood, quality of life, cancer-related symptoms, and exercise behavior of 69 women who had completed ...
Kennelly Mairead M - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of maternal exercise on fetal heart rate changes to determine prognostic factors for an abnormal trace in labor. STUDY DESIGN: Two hundred fifty-eight primiparous women who were 33 to 38 weeks of gestation with varying levels of activity were ...
Kolden Gregory G - - 2002
Evidence is accumulating for physical activity as an effective, well-tolerated, highly rewarding complementary behavioral intervention for enhancing quality of life (QOL) as well as fitness among individuals with chronic and even terminal illnesses. However, relatively few studies have examined the feasibility and potential health benefits of supervised, structured exercise programs ...
Kennelly Mairead M - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of strenuous symptom-limited exercise on umbilical and uterine blood flow. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty-two primiparous women between 30 and 34 weeks of gestation were recruited. At rest, umbilical and uterine artery waveforms were assessed by measuring the pulsatility index. This ...
Courneya Kerry S - - 2002
Exercise can have significant benefits for breast cancer survivors during and after treatment. The general aerobic prescription is for moderate-intensity activity (50% to 75% heart rate reserve), 3 to 5 days per week, 20 to 60 minutes per session. Resistance training should also be incorporated into the programs. Psychological health ...
Jones Lee W - - 2002
PURPOSE: Exercise has emerged as an important quality-of-life intervention for cancer survivors, but exercise motivation is a challenge. The purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive assessment of the exercise preferences of cancer survivors. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: A mailed, self-administered survey was completed by 307 survivors of prostate, ...
Smith J Carson - - 2002
PURPOSE: Few experiments have been conducted regarding the effects of exercise on emotional responsiveness. The aim of this experiment was to determine whether anxiety-reducing conditions of low- and moderate-intensity cycling exercise lead to changes in emotional responsiveness to pictures designed to elicit pleasant, neutral, and unpleasant emotions. METHODS: 24 healthy ...
Annesi James J - - 2002
20 previously sedentary women completed three assigned cardiovascular exercise protocols, each of varying lengths (15 to 25 min.) and intensities. No statistically significant difference was found on measures of pre- to postexercise changes in feeling states, or aversion, between protocols. Findings suggest that, contrary to previous research, longer exercise sessions ...
Lane Andrew M - - 2002
26 participants completed a mood measure to assess anger, confusion, depression, fatigue, tension, and vigor immediately before and immediately after two exercise sessions. Analysis showed significant mood enhancement for each exercise session. Follow-up univariate results indicated that Depressed mood scores were reduced significantly and Fatigue scores increased significantly following the ...
Evans Richard C - - 2002
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mucosal expression of terminal unsubstituted galactose is increased in colon cancer and precancer and allows interaction with mitogenic galactose-binding lectins of dietary or microbial origin. This study tests the hypothesis that galactose, which is variably plentiful in fruit and vegetable but not cereal fibers, might prevent cancer ...
Focht B C - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The present investigation examined the state anxiety responses to acute bouts of self selected and prescribed intensity resistance exercise (RE). College age women (n=19) currently enrolled in a beginning weight training class were recruited to participate. METHODS: Participants completed 3 randomly assigned, counterbalanced conditions of self-selected intensity RE, prescribed ...
O'Halloran Paul D - - 2002
Changes in mood following exercise are well documented; however, one particular limitation of research examining mood changes associated with exercise is that studies have not controlled for a possible expectancy effect. Given the difficulty associated with utilising a placebo control group in exercise settings and that no current questionnaires are ...
Pierce Edgar F EF - - 2002
Mood states have been shown to be sensitive to periods of overtraining among endurance athletes. To examine the relationship between training volume and specific mood states, the Profile of Mood States was administered biweekly to 12 male and 17 female collegiate swimmers over the course of a competitive season. Pearson ...
Pivarnik James M - - 2002
PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to determine heart rate (HR)/oxygen consumption (VO2) calibration curves for exercising and sedentary women during pregnancy and the postpartum periods. METHODS: Fifty-two women were studied at three time points: 20 wk gestation, 32 wk gestation, and 12 wk postpartum. Subjects were grouped either ...
Walton Vicki R - - 2002
This study involved a comparison of social physique anxiety, assessed through the application of a modified version of the Social Physique Anxiety Scale, with 28 women who were new members exercising at all-female facilities compared to 43 new female members exercising at coeducational facilities. Analyses indicated there were no significant ...
Hale B S - - 2002
OBJECTIVES: Significant reductions in state anxiety following bouts of aerobic exercise have been consistently noted, whereas changes are generally absent after acute resistance training. However, the influence of a single exercise session involving both modes on state anxiety has not been examined. METHODS: To address this, state anxiety responses to ...
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