Changes in aerobic power, body composition, and exercise adherence in obese, postmenopausal women, 6 months post-exercise training

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Nursing
Creator Caserta, Michael
Other Author Gillett, Patricia A.
Title Changes in aerobic power, body composition, and exercise adherence in obese, postmenopausal women, 6 months post-exercise training
Date 1996
Description Abstract: To determine the acute and follow-up effects of 4 months of health and fitness education with and without exercise training, 182 sedentary, obese. 60- to 70-year-old women were randomly assigned to the following groups: fitness education (FD. n = 70). fitness education with aerobic training (EX. n = 76), and control (CO. n = 36). Assessments of aerobic power using a submaximal bicycle test, body composition, using the sum of three skinfolds, and body mass index (BMI) were made before and after the 4- month intervention and at a 3- and 6-month follow-up. Both EX and ED decreased body fat levels (vs. CO) over the course of the study (p < 0.05), with EX showing a slightly greater percent decrease over baseline levels (5.9% vs. 3.7%). Also observed were significant improvements in aerobic power and BMI (both p< 0.001) for EX compared to ED and CO. The average EX and ED exercise adherence levels after 4 months and at the 3-month and 6-month follow-ups were 94%, 75%. and 68%. respectively. These findings suggest that, for the most part, long-term success of a fitness education program for older women is more likely if a supervised exercise training component is included.
Type Text
Publisher Wolters Kluwer (LWW)
Volume 3
Issue 3
First Page 126
Last Page 132
Subject Fitness; Health; Physical Activity
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Gillett, P. A., & Caserta, M. S. (1996). Changes in aerobic power, body composition, and exercise adherence in obese, postmenopausal women, 6 months post-exercise training. Menopause, 3(3), 126-32.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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