Some psychological and physiological effects of aerobic exercise on adult inpatient alcoholics

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James Horton Palmer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nicholas Vacc

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of aerobic exercise as a treatment intervention with adult Inpatient alcoholics. More specifically, it was hypothesized that regular aerobic exercise would decrease depression and anxiety levels in participants, while Increasing aerobic capacity and self-concept level. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Self-Rating Depression Scale, Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, and Astrand- Rhyming bicycle-ergometer test were used as dependent measures, and were administered to a treatment and a control group on admission and again at discharge from a 28-day inpatient treatment program. Control group data were gathered prior to initiating the exercise program, with recruitment for the treatment-group beginning only after the last control was discharged.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Alcoholics $x Rehabilitation
Alcoholics $x Health and hygiene
Aerobic exercises

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