J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2007 Jun;18(2):293-300.

The Effects of Exercise.Behavior Modification Therapy on the Obesity Control and Self-esteem of the Obese Female College Students

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Taegu Science College, Korea. likefn@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
To examine the effect of the exercise.behavior modification therapy one the obesity control and self-esteem of the obese female college students. METHOD: Data was collected from March 10, 2006 to June 10, 2006. The research design was adopted randomized control group (EG=exercise group) pretest-posttest experimental (E . BG=exercise . behavior modification therapy group) design. The subjects were nursing students at T college. A total of 37 obese female college students(BMI: over 27mg/m2) were selected for this research. The exercise program was executed for 12 weeks and 4 days a week, and the behavior modification was therapy performed for 12 weeks and 60 minutes per week. The data were analyzed with the SPSS Win 12.0 program through the Mann-Whitney test. RESULT: BMI(Z=-3.049, p=.002) of the E . BG was significantly different from the EG. The Total Cholesterol(Z=-1.162, p=.250) of the E . BG was not significantly different from the EG. The self-esteem(Z=-3.196, p=.001) of the E.BG was significantly different from the EG.
CONCLUSION
The exercise . behavior modification therapy was more effective than the exercise therapy in improving the obesity and self-esteem of the obese female college students.

Keyword

Exercise; Behavior Modification; Obesity; Self Esteem

MeSH Terms

Behavior Therapy
Exercise Therapy
Female
Humans
Obesity*
Research Design
Self Concept
Students, Nursing
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