Bariatric surgery physical activity intervention

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dc.contributor.advisor Kaminsky, Leonard A., 1955- Johnson, Megan M. 2013-05-10T14:26:59Z 2013-05-10T14:26:59Z 2013-05-04 2013-05-04
dc.description.abstract Purpose: To investigate the effect of the 12-week Active Living Every Day (ALED) internet-based PA intervention on PA levels, health profile and health-related psychosocial factors in bariatric patients. Methods: Efficacy of the ALED program was compared across pre-intervention, post-intervention and six-month post-surgery time points. PA was measured using the Omron pedometer (HJ-720ITC) and Actigraph GT3X accelerometer in 19 bariatric patients (2 male, 17 female, 43  12 years). Results: Mean steps/day and time spent in sedentary, light, and MVPA increased from pre-intervention through six-months post-surgery. Significant improvements (P < 0.05) in body composition occurred from pre-intervention to post-intervention and from post-intervention to six-month post-surgery. Conclusion: The 12-week ALED PA intervention did not significantly improve PA levels in previously sedentary bariatric surgery patients who were non-compliant prior to bariatric surgery or six-months post-surgery; however, the intervention led to improvements in cardiovascular risk factors, RPE and self efficacy.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science
dc.subject.lcsh Obesity -- Surgery.
dc.subject.lcsh Overweight persons.
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise.
dc.title Bariatric surgery physical activity intervention en_US Thesis (M.S.)

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