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dc.contributor.authorWillmott, Karlene
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-28T19:50:17Z
dc.date.available2011-02-28T19:50:17Z
dc.date.issued2011-02-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3144
dc.description.abstractThe current study investigated body image differences in post-menopausal women who self-reported having (SRO) or not having (SRN) osteoporosis and the impact of a 16-week exercise program on body image in these groups. Participants completed a measure of body image, and were randomly assigned to a 16-week exercise program or control group, stratified by self-reported osteoporosis status. After 16 weeks, they completed the same body image measure. There were no differences in body image between the two osteoporosis groups. The exercise intervention had a positive impact on body image for both the SRO and SRN groups. The exercise groups showed increases in fitness and health orientation and body areas satisfaction from baseline to 16-weeks, while the non-exercise group showed decreases in appearance and health evaluation, health orientation and body areas satisfaction. The results suggest an exercise program for post-menopausal women can lead to improvements in body image, regardless of osteoporosis status.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectexercise interventionen_US
dc.subjectosteoporosisen_US
dc.subjectbody imageen_US
dc.subjectpost-menopausal womenen_US
dc.titleThe Relationship between Participation in an Exercise Program and Body Image in Post-Menopausal Women Self-Reporting Osteoporosisen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US


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