Changes in body weight and serum lipid levels in low, moderate, and highly competitive male participants of a cardiac rehabilitation program

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Mary McAnear Black (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Aden C. Magee

Abstract: Fifty-eight white, married, nonsmoking male participants of the Greensboro Cardiac Rehabilitation Program were divided into low (Group I), moderate (Group II), and highly competitive (Group III) groups based on their percentile scores on the "H" (hard driving and competitive) scale of the Jenkins' Activity Survey. The purpose of the study was to determine if a relationship existed between the “H" scale test scores and changes in subjects' body weight and serum lipids within the first six months of program participation. Data on body weight, serum cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-cholesterol), and triglycerides were collected upon admission and six months after admission. No statistically significant differences were found at six months between the three groups for any of the dependent variables when analyzed via analysis of covariance. Trends were noted, however, in that the adjusted mean changes in total cholesterol and triglycerides six months into the program tended to decrease in the moderate and highly competitive groups and increase in the noncompetitive group.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Heart $x Diseases $x Patients $x Rehabilitation
Men $x Diseases
Men $x Health and hygiene

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