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A randomized exercise trial in older women: increased activity over two years and the factors associated with compliance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3534509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The health effects of increased physical activity in the prevention or treatment of any disease can only be meaningfully assessed if compliance to the exercise regimen is maintained. The current research examined compliance in a clinical trial investigating the effect of walking on bone loss in 229 postmenopausal women, randomized into either a walking or a control group. Although at baseline there was no difference in physical activity between the two groups, after a period of 2 yr, the walking group reported significantly greater physical activity as measured by reported mean blocks walked daily and objective activity monitor day readings. Closer examination of the walking group revealed that compliers (average 7+ miles walked/wk over the 2 yr), when compared to non-compliers, tended at baseline to be more active, lighter weight, and non-smokers. However, the variable that best differentiated between the two compliance groups was the frequency of reported illness over the 2-yr period, with compliers claiming significantly less illness.
A M Kriska; C Bayles; J A Cauley; R E LaPorte; R B Sandler; G Pambianco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-08     Completed Date:  1986-12-08     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  557-62     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
Middle Aged
Osteoporosis / prevention & control*
Patient Compliance*
Physical Exertion*
Random Allocation
Time Factors
Grant Support

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