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The effects of aerobic exercise on psychological adjustment: a randomized study of sedentary obese women attempting weight loss.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1295265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study evaluated the psychological effects of aerobic conditioning in 40 moderately obese, sedentary women participating in a 12-week behavioral weight loss program. Participants were randomly assigned to a no-exercise or moderate walking condition. Emotional impact of the treatment was assessed in two ways: (1) Subjects reported subjective mood prior to each eating episode and (2) the SCL-90-R was administered before and after the program. Exercisers lost more weight and body fat than non-exercisers. Both groups of subjects showed numerous improvements in mood as a result of participating in the weight loss program. Exercise had no specific differential effect on emotions as measured by daily mood ratings or the SCL-90-R. Exercise did not appear to add appreciably to the psychological benefits of losing weight in this sedentary obese population. Future studies utilizing longer periods of aerobic exercise training, larger sample size, and exercise specific measures are recommended.
B Stetson; D G Schlundt; T Sbrocco; J O Hill; T Sharp; J Pope-Cordel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women & health     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0363-0242     ISO Abbreviation:  Women Health     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-12     Completed Date:  1993-04-12     Revised Date:  2009-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7608076     Medline TA:  Women Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 60616.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Body Composition
Combined Modality Therapy
Diet, Reducing / standards
Exercise Therapy / standards*
Feeding Behavior
Middle Aged
Obesity / physiopathology,  psychology*,  therapy
Patient Compliance
Patient Education as Topic / standards
Physical Fitness
Self Concept
Walking / standards
Weight Loss*

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