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The Effects of an Exercise Program on Physical Fitness, Cardiopulmonary Function and Life Satisfaction for Adult Women
Kun Ja Lee, Chun Ja Chang, Jae Hee Yoo, Myung Hee Lee, Cha Nam Kim, Hee Kyo In
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2005;16(2):177-185.   Published online June 30, 2005
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PURPOSE
This study was to examine the effects of an exercise program on physical fitness, cardiopulmonary function and life satisfaction for adult women.
METHOD
The exercise program combined dance and resistance training. The subject group consisted of 114 women aged between 33 and 60. Three 8-week sessions consisted of 55-80% HR max for 60-90 minutes a day and 3 times a week from March to November, 2004. Data were collected through pre- and post-exercise tests before and after each session. Data were collected with dynamometer, sphygmomamometer, spirometer and structured questionnaires. Data were analyzed employing descriptive statistics and paired t-test with SPSS/PC(10.0version) program.
RESULTS
There were significantly positive changes in muscle strength, flexibility, balance quality, forced vital capacity and life satisfaction, but no significantly positive changes in agility and blood pressure.
CONCLUSION
This study showed that an exercise program has partially positive effects for adult women. The results of this study suggest that there should be programs of continuous exercise at community health centers for adult women's health.

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