Relations between Recommended Exercise-Energy Expenditure and Health-Related Quality of Life in Middle-Age Women

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148200
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Presentation
Title:
Relations between Recommended Exercise-Energy Expenditure and Health-Related Quality of Life in Middle-Age Women
Abstract:
Relations between Recommended Exercise-Energy Expenditure and Health-Related Quality of Life in Middle-Age Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Furukawa, Fumiko, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Kagawa Medical University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Emiko Watanuki, RN, PhD; Yoko Miyatake, RN, PHN, MN, MS; Takami Kinsho, RN, MSN
Objective: In order to prevent lifestyle related disease, an exercise energy expenditure(EEE) of 4 to 5 kcal/kg/day has been recommended for women in Japan. This recommendation, however, has not been evaluated in relation to health-related QOL (HQoL). The present study aims to identify relations between the level of HQoL and the actual level of EEE in women who expend both above and below it. Design: Utilizing data of a 12-week exercise intervention study, a descriptive comparative study. Sample: The subjects were 49 female nurses, age 32-57 (mean:41.5). All subjects were tenured, full-time management level nurses who had worked in their positions for more than two years. Variables: Throughout the intervention study (in control and intervention groups), EEE was measured by a microelectronic pedometer. The subjects' HQoL was then measured by the SF-36, consisting of eight subcategories. A higher score indicates a higher HQoL. The research question of this analysis was, "Does an EEE of above 4.0 kcal/kg/day positively correlate with mental health, bodily pain, vitality and general health in HQoL?" Methods: Subjects from the intervention study were combined and reassigned into either a group with above 4.0 kcal/kg/day (n=30) or a group below 3.9 (n=19). (Before doing so, however, no statistically significant differences of HQoL between the two groups in the intervention study had been confirmed.) Pearson's correlation coefficient was applied for analysis using the SPSS. Findings: The mean EEE in women with above 4.0 kcal/kg/day positively correlated with the score of mental health, bodily pain and vitality (r = 0.4, 0.5, and 0.4, respectively). The mean EEE in women who fell below 3.9 showed no correlation with those subcategories. Conclusions: EEE above 4.0 kcal/kg/day indicated a positive correlation with bodily pain. Implications: Exercise with above 4.0 kcal/kg/day should be evaluated in relation to HQoL for safe practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRelations between Recommended Exercise-Energy Expenditure and Health-Related Quality of Life in Middle-Age Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148200-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relations between Recommended Exercise-Energy Expenditure and Health-Related Quality of Life in Middle-Age Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Furukawa, Fumiko, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kagawa Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ffurukaw@kms.ac.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Emiko Watanuki, RN, PhD; Yoko Miyatake, RN, PHN, MN, MS; Takami Kinsho, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: In order to prevent lifestyle related disease, an exercise energy expenditure(EEE) of 4 to 5 kcal/kg/day has been recommended for women in Japan. This recommendation, however, has not been evaluated in relation to health-related QOL (HQoL). The present study aims to identify relations between the level of HQoL and the actual level of EEE in women who expend both above and below it. Design: Utilizing data of a 12-week exercise intervention study, a descriptive comparative study. Sample: The subjects were 49 female nurses, age 32-57 (mean:41.5). All subjects were tenured, full-time management level nurses who had worked in their positions for more than two years. Variables: Throughout the intervention study (in control and intervention groups), EEE was measured by a microelectronic pedometer. The subjects' HQoL was then measured by the SF-36, consisting of eight subcategories. A higher score indicates a higher HQoL. The research question of this analysis was, &quot;Does an EEE of above 4.0 kcal/kg/day positively correlate with mental health, bodily pain, vitality and general health in HQoL?&quot; Methods: Subjects from the intervention study were combined and reassigned into either a group with above 4.0 kcal/kg/day (n=30) or a group below 3.9 (n=19). (Before doing so, however, no statistically significant differences of HQoL between the two groups in the intervention study had been confirmed.) Pearson's correlation coefficient was applied for analysis using the SPSS. Findings: The mean EEE in women with above 4.0 kcal/kg/day positively correlated with the score of mental health, bodily pain and vitality (r = 0.4, 0.5, and 0.4, respectively). The mean EEE in women who fell below 3.9 showed no correlation with those subcategories. Conclusions: EEE above 4.0 kcal/kg/day indicated a positive correlation with bodily pain. Implications: Exercise with above 4.0 kcal/kg/day should be evaluated in relation to HQoL for safe practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:41:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:41:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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