Effect of a Structured Walking Program on Selected Health-related Quality of Life Perceptions in Mid-life Healthy Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159570
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Presentation
Title:
Effect of a Structured Walking Program on Selected Health-related Quality of Life Perceptions in Mid-life Healthy Women
Abstract:
Effect of a Structured Walking Program on Selected Health-related Quality of Life Perceptions in Mid-life Healthy Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Aurilio, Louise , PhD, RNC, Cna
P.I. Institution Name:Youngstown State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:943 Dravis Ave., Girard, Ohio, 44420, United States
Contact Telephone:330-539-4020
This randomized controlled, three-group experimental study tested the effectiveness of a leisure-time walking intervention program that incorporated women's health physical activity promotion education and supervised walking physical activity on selected health-related quality-of-life perceptions (vitality, general health, role-physical and role-emotional) in 74 healthy mid-life women between the ages of 30-50. The sample recruited were members of community-based women's organizations. Interventions were: 1) survey questionnaires and mailed health education brochures for 4-weeks (group1); 2) a one-hour lecture/physical activity education program followed with mailed brochures for 4-weeks (group 2); and 3)a one-hour lecture/physical activity education program followed with mailed brochures for 4-weeks, as well as , a three time per week 30-minute supervised walking exercise program for a 4-week period (group 3). Instruments used in this study were: (1) a Physical Activity, History, Recruitment Screen; (2) a Leisure-time Walking Physical Activity Diary 93) the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (MOS SF-36) and (4) the Center for Research in Chronic Disorders (CRCD) Sociodemographic Profile. Assessments occurred pre-intervention, immediately post-intervention (4-weeks), and again 8-weeks following the intervention. The treatment groups did not differ in their perceptions of health-related quality-of-life perceptions at baseline. However, there were significant differences in health-related scores over time for the total sample of women. Results indicated that there were significant changes in vitality perceptions scores between baseline (Time 1) and post-intervention scores for the total sample (Time 2). Further investigation found that women adopter's perceptions of vitality were increased over the 12-week study period. Post-hoc results revealed that this change occurred between baseline and the 4-week post-intervention (adoption period). Findings from this study suggest that a structured leisure-time walking program may have contributed to health-related vitality perception changes in this group of women. AN: MN030138
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffect of a Structured Walking Program on Selected Health-related Quality of Life Perceptions in Mid-life Healthy Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159570-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of a Structured Walking Program on Selected Health-related Quality of Life Perceptions in Mid-life Healthy Women </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Aurilio, Louise , PhD, RNC, Cna</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Youngstown State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">943 Dravis Ave., Girard, Ohio, 44420, United States</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330-539-4020</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">laurilio@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This randomized controlled, three-group experimental study tested the effectiveness of a leisure-time walking intervention program that incorporated women's health physical activity promotion education and supervised walking physical activity on selected health-related quality-of-life perceptions (vitality, general health, role-physical and role-emotional) in 74 healthy mid-life women between the ages of 30-50. The sample recruited were members of community-based women's organizations. Interventions were: 1) survey questionnaires and mailed health education brochures for 4-weeks (group1); 2) a one-hour lecture/physical activity education program followed with mailed brochures for 4-weeks (group 2); and 3)a one-hour lecture/physical activity education program followed with mailed brochures for 4-weeks, as well as , a three time per week 30-minute supervised walking exercise program for a 4-week period (group 3). Instruments used in this study were: (1) a Physical Activity, History, Recruitment Screen; (2) a Leisure-time Walking Physical Activity Diary 93) the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (MOS SF-36) and (4) the Center for Research in Chronic Disorders (CRCD) Sociodemographic Profile. Assessments occurred pre-intervention, immediately post-intervention (4-weeks), and again 8-weeks following the intervention. The treatment groups did not differ in their perceptions of health-related quality-of-life perceptions at baseline. However, there were significant differences in health-related scores over time for the total sample of women. Results indicated that there were significant changes in vitality perceptions scores between baseline (Time 1) and post-intervention scores for the total sample (Time 2). Further investigation found that women adopter's perceptions of vitality were increased over the 12-week study period. Post-hoc results revealed that this change occurred between baseline and the 4-week post-intervention (adoption period). Findings from this study suggest that a structured leisure-time walking program may have contributed to health-related vitality perception changes in this group of women. AN: MN030138 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:08:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:08:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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