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The Relationship between Participation in an Exercise Program and Body Image in Post-Menopausal Women Self-Reporting Osteoporosis

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dc.contributor.author Willmott, Karlene
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-28T19:50:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-28T19:50:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3144
dc.description.abstract The 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.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject exercise intervention en_US
dc.subject osteoporosis en_US
dc.subject body image en_US
dc.subject post-menopausal women en_US
dc.title The Relationship between Participation in an Exercise Program and Body Image in Post-Menopausal Women Self-Reporting Osteoporosis en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US


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