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Psychological effects of dance-based group exergaming in obese adolescents.
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PMID:  22767495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: In order to attract obese adolescents who are often reluctant to engage in traditional exercise, new forms of physical activity are needed. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of dance-based exergaming on a diverse sample of obese adolescents' perceived competence to exercise, psychological adjustment and body mass index (BMI). METHODS: A diverse sample of 40 obese adolescents was randomized to either a 10-week group dance-based exergaming programme or a wait-list control condition. Baseline and follow-up measures included adolescent self-reported psychological adjustment and perceived competence to exercise, and maternal report of adolescent psychological adjustment and anthropometric measures. RESULTS: Compared with controls, participants in the dance-based exergaming condition significantly increased in self-reported perceived competence to exercise regularly and reported significant improvement in relations with parents from baseline to end-of-treatment. Maternal report of adolescent externalizing and internalizing symptomatology also decreased from baseline to end-of-treatment. No pre-post differences in BMI were seen within or between conditions. CONCLUSIONS: Results support the positive impact of dance-based exergaming on obese adolescents' psychological functioning and perceived competence to continue exercise.
T L Wagener; D A Fedele; M R Mignogna; C N Hester; S R Gillaspy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric obesity     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2047-6310     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Obes     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101572033     Medline TA:  Pediatr Obes     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Pediatric Obesity © 2012 International Association for the Study of Obesity.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA.
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