J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2001 Aug;8(2):234-243.

The Effect of Exercise Combined with Behavior Modification Therapy on the Degree of Obesity, Blood Lipid Level and Self-Esteem in Obese Middle-Aged Women

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  • 1Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of exercise combined with behavior modification therapy on the degree of obesity, blood lipid level and self-esteem in obese middle-aged women. METHOD: 18 obese middle-aged women volunteers with a BMI over 30% were assigned to exercise combined with behavior modification therapy (n=9) or to a control group(n=9). For the intervention the experiment group used walking outdoors as excercise and behavior modification therapy for 12 weeks. RESULT: Body weight, BMI, TC, TG, LDL-C, and % TC/HDL-C were significantly decreased in experimental group. Changes in HDL-C and self-esteem were significantly increased in the experimental group.
CONCLUSION
This study provides evidence that regular exercise combined with behavior modification is effective in changing the degree of obesity, blood lipid level and self esteem in obese middle-aged women over 12 weeks.

Keyword

Exercise therapy; Behavior modification; Obesity; Lipids; Self-esteem

MeSH Terms

Behavior Therapy*
Body Weight
Exercise Therapy
Female
Humans
Obesity*
Self Concept
Volunteers
Walking
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