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Kinesiology

2014

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Body composition

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Treatment-Associated Changes In Body Composition, Health Behaviors, And Mood As Predictors Of Change In Body Satisfaction In Obese Women: Effects Of Age And Race/Ethnicity, Jim Annesi, Gisele A. Tennant, Nicole Mareno Nov 2014

Treatment-Associated Changes In Body Composition, Health Behaviors, And Mood As Predictors Of Change In Body Satisfaction In Obese Women: Effects Of Age And Race/Ethnicity, Jim Annesi, Gisele A. Tennant, Nicole Mareno

Jim Annesi

A lack of satisfaction with one’s body is common among women with obesity, often prompting unhealthy “dieting.” Beyond typically slow improvements in weight and body composition, behavioral factors might also affect change in body satisfaction. Age and race/ethnicity (African American vs. White) might moderate such change. Obese women (N = 246; M age = 43 years; M BMI = 39 kg/m2) initiating a 6-month cognitive-behaviorally based physical activity and nutrition treatment were assessed on possible predictors of body satisfaction change. At baseline, African American and younger women had significantly higher body satisfaction. The treatment was associated with significant within-group ...


Exercise Therapy For Sexual Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer, Prue Cormie, Robert Newton, Dennis Taaffe, Nigel Spry, Daniel Galvao Nov 2014

Exercise Therapy For Sexual Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer, Prue Cormie, Robert Newton, Dennis Taaffe, Nigel Spry, Daniel Galvao

Prue Cormie

Sexual dysfunction is one of the most common, distressing and persistent adverse effects of prostate cancer treatment, and has a profound effect on quality of life for the patient and his partner. Current health-care provisions are inadequate to address the demand for the management of sexual dysfunction, with approximately half of prostate cancer survivors reporting unmet sexual health-care needs. Management strategies predominately involve pharmacological interventions to address the direct physiological effects of prostate cancer treatment on erectile function. However, the aetiology of sexual dysfunction is multifaceted and considerable physiological and psychological adverse effects of prostate cancer treatments, which are not ...