Effect of walking exercise on body composition, blood lipids and psychosocial outcomes in postmenopausal obese women

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153334
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Presentation
Title:
Effect of walking exercise on body composition, blood lipids and psychosocial outcomes in postmenopausal obese women
Abstract:
Effect of walking exercise on body composition, blood lipids and psychosocial outcomes in postmenopausal obese women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Ahn, Sukhee, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chungnam National University
Title:Assistant Professor
[Research Presentation] PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a moderate-intensity, walking exercise on the body composition, blood lipids and psychosocial outcomes in postmenopausal obese women. METHODS: With quasi-experimental pre- and post-test design, a total of 36 postmenopausal obese women were recruited in the 2 metropolitan areas by convenience sampling. Sixteen women participated in 1 hour of moderate-intensity walking exercise 5 days per week for 3 months and 20 women did not. Body composition was measured as body mass index, body fat %, and waist/hip ratio; Blood lipids were measured with total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL; psychosocial outcomes were evaluated by self-esteem and depression. RESULTS: Over 3 months, the score of self-esteem was increased and depression was decreased in exercise group relative to control group. However, there were no significant differences in body composition and blood lipids. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that 3 months of moderate-intensity exercise training can improve psychosocial outcomes but further study is needed to replicate walking exercise on physiologic variables among postmenopausal obese women. These findings are of public health relevance and add a new facet to the growing literature on the health benefits of moderate exercise.
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.titleEffect of walking exercise on body composition, blood lipids and psychosocial outcomes in postmenopausal obese womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153334-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of walking exercise on body composition, blood lipids and psychosocial outcomes in postmenopausal obese 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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ahn, Sukhee, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chungnam National University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sukheeahn@cnu.ac.kr</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a moderate-intensity, walking exercise on the body composition, blood lipids and psychosocial outcomes in postmenopausal obese women. METHODS: With quasi-experimental pre- and post-test design, a total of 36 postmenopausal obese women were recruited in the 2 metropolitan areas by convenience sampling. Sixteen women participated in 1 hour of moderate-intensity walking exercise 5 days per week for 3 months and 20 women did not. Body composition was measured as body mass index, body fat %, and waist/hip ratio; Blood lipids were measured with total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL; psychosocial outcomes were evaluated by self-esteem and depression. RESULTS: Over 3 months, the score of self-esteem was increased and depression was decreased in exercise group relative to control group. However, there were no significant differences in body composition and blood lipids. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that 3 months of moderate-intensity exercise training can improve psychosocial outcomes but further study is needed to replicate walking exercise on physiologic variables among postmenopausal obese women. These findings are of public health relevance and add a new facet to the growing literature on the health benefits of moderate exercise.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:12:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:12:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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