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Effects of exercise interventions on body image: a meta-analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19687115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our meta-analysis examined the impact of exercise interventions on body image; and participant, intervention, and design features associated with larger effects. We identified 57 interventions (with pre-and post-data for the exercise and control groups) examining the effects of exercise on body image. A small random effect indicated that exercise intervention conditions had improved body image compared to control conditions; and that participant (age), design (year of publication), and intervention (exercise frequency and specificity) features moderated the effect size. Research examining the mechanisms and the exercise dose-response required for body image change is needed.
Anna Campbell; Heather A Hausenblas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Meta-Analysis    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1359-1053     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-18     Completed Date:  2009-11-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  780-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Image*
Health Promotion*
Middle Aged
Publication Bias
Young Adult

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