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Participant perceptions of exercise programs for overweight women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2489834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eighteen women participated in a research project involving two phases: (a) an interview regarding weight history and exercise patterns, and (b) a series of exercise sessions followed by discussions of participants' reactions to them. The data were analyzed using inductive analysis techniques, and results of the analysis were discussed with participants for collaborative validation of the interpretation. Profiles of selected participants and themes that emerged are described. The participants varied in age and body size and had diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities, but their shared experience of social disapproval based on body size was shown to affect their perceptions of exercise programs and their decisions about participation.
L L Bain; T Wilson; E Chaikind
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research quarterly for exercise and sport     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0270-1367     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-26     Completed Date:  1991-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006373     Medline TA:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
California State University--Northridge.
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MeSH Terms
Body Image
Health Promotion* / methods
Middle Aged
Obesity / psychology*
Perception / physiology*

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