An 8-week randomized controlled trial on the effects of brisk walking, and brisk walking with abdominal electrical muscle stimulation on anthropometric, body composition, and self-perception measures in sedentary adult women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/7997
Title:
An 8-week randomized controlled trial on the effects of brisk walking, and brisk walking with abdominal electrical muscle stimulation on anthropometric, body composition, and self-perception measures in sedentary adult women
Authors:
Anderson, Ailsa; Murphy, Marie H.; Murtagh, Elaine M.; Nevill, Alan M.
Abstract:
Objectives: The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to examine the effects of an 8-week program of regular brisk walking, regular brisk walking with abdominal electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), and no exercise on hierarchical self-perceptions, and consider the mediating role of changes in anthropometric measures and body composition. Methods: Thirty-seven sedentary healthy women (mean age ¼ 38.1; SD ¼ 9.3) provided written informed consent and participated in baseline testing on a range of anthropometric, body composition, and hierarchical self-perception measures. Subsequently participants were randomly assigned to an 8-week program of walking (n ¼ 13), walking+EMS (n ¼ 14), or a control (n ¼ 10) condition. At 8 weeks anthropometric, body composition and self-perception measures were re-assessed. Results: In comparison with the control group, both walking groups had significant reductions in a number of anthropometric measures and improvements in self-perception measures. The improvements on both anthropometric measures and self-perceptions were greater for the walking+EMS condition, which indicated that changes in self-perception might be mediated by body changes. However, an assessment of the mediation effect between changes in anthropometric measures and self-perception changes did not support this finding.
Citation:
Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 7(6): 1-8
Publisher:
Elsevier
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/7997
DOI:
10.1016/j.psychsport.2006.04.003
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6W6K-4K66F3F-1&_user=1644469&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000054077&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=1644469&md5=25e4ff6cc9609681fb8f15e32a1e5747
Submitted date:
2007-01-31
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1469-0292
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Exercise and Health; Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Ailsa-
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Marie H.-
dc.contributor.authorMurtagh, Elaine M.-
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.-
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-31T13:34:10Z-
dc.date.available2007-01-31T13:34:10Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.date.submitted2007-01-31-
dc.identifier.citationPsychology of Sport & Exercise, 7(6): 1-8en
dc.identifier.issn1469-0292-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.psychsport.2006.04.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/7997-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to examine the effects of an 8-week program of regular brisk walking, regular brisk walking with abdominal electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), and no exercise on hierarchical self-perceptions, and consider the mediating role of changes in anthropometric measures and body composition. Methods: Thirty-seven sedentary healthy women (mean age ¼ 38.1; SD ¼ 9.3) provided written informed consent and participated in baseline testing on a range of anthropometric, body composition, and hierarchical self-perception measures. Subsequently participants were randomly assigned to an 8-week program of walking (n ¼ 13), walking+EMS (n ¼ 14), or a control (n ¼ 10) condition. At 8 weeks anthropometric, body composition and self-perception measures were re-assessed. Results: In comparison with the control group, both walking groups had significant reductions in a number of anthropometric measures and improvements in self-perception measures. The improvements on both anthropometric measures and self-perceptions were greater for the walking+EMS condition, which indicated that changes in self-perception might be mediated by body changes. However, an assessment of the mediation effect between changes in anthropometric measures and self-perception changes did not support this finding.en
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dc.subjectBrisk walkingen
dc.subjectBody compositionen
dc.subjectSedentary adult womenen
dc.subjectMuscle stimulationen
dc.subjectAnthropometric measurementsen
dc.subjectSelf-perceptionen
dc.subjectRandomized controlled trialen
dc.subjectTide effectsen
dc.subjectFemales-
dc.subjectAnthropometry-
dc.titleAn 8-week randomized controlled trial on the effects of brisk walking, and brisk walking with abdominal electrical muscle stimulation on anthropometric, body composition, and self-perception measures in sedentary adult womenen
dc.typeArticleen
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