CHANGES IN PERCEIVED EXERCISE BARRIERS IN MEXICAN AMERICAN WOMEN FOLLOWING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM

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Title:
CHANGES IN PERCEIVED EXERCISE BARRIERS IN MEXICAN AMERICAN WOMEN FOLLOWING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM
Author:
Laforme, Patricia Anne
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Sedentary lifestyles contribute to the development of hypertension, obesity and other preventable disease processes. Many of these processes have demonstrated improvement with the addition of a routine exercise program; however there are barriers that prevent women, especially elderly women from committing to such a program. There is a high incidence of inactivity among elderly women, which leads to declining health, and increased mortality and morbidity. This study addressed those barriers, and evaluated whether barriers changed after involvement in a 10 week Tai Chi class. There was not a statistically significantly change in barriers after a 10 week class in Tai Chi. The limitations of the study, implications for nursing and recommended future research are discussed. Results will assist Nurse Practitioners to provide insight and support to women whose health improved with the addition of a routine exercise program.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Cromwell, Sandra L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleCHANGES IN PERCEIVED EXERCISE BARRIERS IN MEXICAN AMERICAN WOMEN FOLLOWING AN EXERCISE PROGRAMen_US
dc.creatorLaforme, Patricia Anneen
dc.contributor.authorLaforme, Patricia Anneen
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractSedentary lifestyles contribute to the development of hypertension, obesity and other preventable disease processes. Many of these processes have demonstrated improvement with the addition of a routine exercise program; however there are barriers that prevent women, especially elderly women from committing to such a program. There is a high incidence of inactivity among elderly women, which leads to declining health, and increased mortality and morbidity. This study addressed those barriers, and evaluated whether barriers changed after involvement in a 10 week Tai Chi class. There was not a statistically significantly change in barriers after a 10 week class in Tai Chi. The limitations of the study, implications for nursing and recommended future research are discussed. Results will assist Nurse Practitioners to provide insight and support to women whose health improved with the addition of a routine exercise program.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.chairCromwell, Sandra L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberCromwell, Sandra L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGagan, Mary Joen
dc.contributor.committeememberEwing, Sharonen
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