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Preliminary evaluation of a 10-wk. resistance and cardiovascular exercise protocol on physiological and psychological measures for a sample of older women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15058879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A preliminary 10-wk. study was conducted to determine the effect a combined strength and cardiovascular exercise protocol had on both physiological and psychological change in 17 older (M age = 66.8 yr.), formerly sedentary women. The protocol was associated with better adherence than typically found for new and returning exercisers. Significant improvements over 10 wk. were found on Body Mass Index, body fat, resting heart rate, and balance. Significant, positive changes in mean ratings were also found on Physical Self-concept, Total Mood Disturbance, Depression, and Fatigue (small to moderate treatment effect sizes). Although no significant changes were found for rated Tension, Vigor, Anger, and Confusion, mean changes were in the desired direction and rated Tension showed a moderate effect size. The need for replication, including a control group and follow-up, plus continued research on exercise protocols both well-tolerated and effective for older individuals and other specific groups, were discussed.
James J Annesi; Shane Gann; Wayne W Westcott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-02     Completed Date:  2004-06-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue
Body Mass Index
Depression / diagnosis,  psychology
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Rate / physiology*
Middle Aged
Self Concept

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