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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154195
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of an off-site walking program on fibrinogen in women
Abstract:
Effects of an off-site walking program on fibrinogen in women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Furukawa, Fumiko, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Tokai University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Michiyo Kojima, PhD, RN and Reizo Kusukawa, PhD, MD
[Research Presentation] Increased fibrinogen level can increase the risk of coronary events if platelet aggregation occurs due to a sudden change in body position. It is important to control its level in normal values during early adult age. Among the many effects of exercise, those related to fibrinogen are not well established, and it remains inconclusive whether decrease in fibrinogen occurs in women. The present study aimed to identify the effect of off-site walking on fibrinogen levels in such women. Healthy women, aged 32 to 53 years (mean +/- SD, 42.0 +/- 6.2 years), were randomly assigned to either an intervention group who undertook a 12-week program of walking (IG, n=21) or a control group who continued normal daily activities (CG, n=24); Exercise energy expenditure (EEE) was measured objectively using a microelectronic device at baseline and during intervention. Plasma fibrinogen levels were assessed before and after the program, and analyzed by the thrombin clotting time method. There were no differences in demographic characteristics except BMI between the two groups. Mean increase in EEE was 1.17+/- 0.98 kcal/kg/day (EEE range: 3.56 +/- 0.69 to 4.73 +/- 1.02) in the IG and 0.46 +/- 0.68 kcal/kg/day (3.42 +/- 0.87 to 3.88 +/- 0.81) in the CG (P = 0.01). Mean reduction in fibrinogen was 13.0 +/- 30.1 mg/dl (fibrinogen range: 259.0 +/- 39.7 to 246.0 +/- 39.3) in the IG and 2.7 +/- 40.6 mg/dl (256.1 +/- 51.6 to 253 +/- 50.3) in the CG (P = 0.34). The findings indicated that fibrinogen did not change significantly in the short term with moderate exercise intensity. However, we would anticipate that fibrinogen should decrease in the long term in the IG, as this was the direction of the trend observed. Further studies, however, are needed to confirm the preventive value of such a reduction.
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.titleEffects of an off-site walking program on fibrinogen in womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154195-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of an off-site walking program on fibrinogen in 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">Furukawa, Fumiko, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tokai 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">mikofuru@is.icc.u-tokai.ac.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Michiyo Kojima, PhD, RN and Reizo Kusukawa, PhD, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Increased fibrinogen level can increase the risk of coronary events if platelet aggregation occurs due to a sudden change in body position. It is important to control its level in normal values during early adult age. Among the many effects of exercise, those related to fibrinogen are not well established, and it remains inconclusive whether decrease in fibrinogen occurs in women. The present study aimed to identify the effect of off-site walking on fibrinogen levels in such women. Healthy women, aged 32 to 53 years (mean +/- SD, 42.0 +/- 6.2 years), were randomly assigned to either an intervention group who undertook a 12-week program of walking (IG, n=21) or a control group who continued normal daily activities (CG, n=24); Exercise energy expenditure (EEE) was measured objectively using a microelectronic device at baseline and during intervention. Plasma fibrinogen levels were assessed before and after the program, and analyzed by the thrombin clotting time method. There were no differences in demographic characteristics except BMI between the two groups. Mean increase in EEE was 1.17+/- 0.98 kcal/kg/day (EEE range: 3.56 +/- 0.69 to 4.73 +/- 1.02) in the IG and 0.46 +/- 0.68 kcal/kg/day (3.42 +/- 0.87 to 3.88 +/- 0.81) in the CG (P = 0.01). Mean reduction in fibrinogen was 13.0 +/- 30.1 mg/dl (fibrinogen range: 259.0 +/- 39.7 to 246.0 +/- 39.3) in the IG and 2.7 +/- 40.6 mg/dl (256.1 +/- 51.6 to 253 +/- 50.3) in the CG (P = 0.34). The findings indicated that fibrinogen did not change significantly in the short term with moderate exercise intensity. However, we would anticipate that fibrinogen should decrease in the long term in the IG, as this was the direction of the trend observed. Further studies, however, are needed to confirm the preventive value of such a reduction.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:48:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:48:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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