Solitary Aerobic Exercise as a Treatment of Unipolar Depressive Disorders in Women

0

Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist

Description

Solitary Aerobic Exercise as a Treatment of Unipolar Depressive Disorders in Women, Is A Well-Researched Topic, It Is To Be Used As A Guide Or Framework For Your Research.

ABSTRACT

The effects of solitary aerobic exercise on depressive symptoms were tested on four women diagnosed with unipolar depressive disorders. A multiple baseline design was employed. The subjects individually participated in uniform one hour aerobic workouts three times a week for five to eight weeks. Heart rate measures were monitored through the utilization of the physical working capacity test with the Monark 818E Professional Ergometer. Predicted volume oxygen uptake (V02 max)
measures at post-treatment did not increase in two of the four subjects when compared to pre-treatment V02 max measures. The mean percentage of depressed adjectives endorsed showed minimal reductions on the Depression Adjective Checklist ([DACL], Lubin, 1967) for all four subjects. This reduction in depressed adjectives endorsed occurred regardless of whether an improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness was observed. This study indicates that exercise-induced
antidcpressant effects are not restricted to improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS……………………………………………………………………… ii
LIST OF FIGURES…………………………………………………………………………. v
CHAPTER
I. INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………….. 1
Statement of the Problem…………………………………………………… 1
Review of the Literature…………………………………………………….. 2
Purpose of the Present Study……………………………………………… 6
II. METHOD……………………………………………………………………………… 7
Subjects…………………………………………………………………………… 7
Setting…………………………………………………………………………… 9
Apparatus…………………………………………………………………………. 9
Physiological Measures……………………………………………………… 9
Psychological Measures…………………………………………………….. 10
Procedure………………………………………………………………………… 11
Experimental Design…………………………………………………………. 13
III. RESULTS ……………………………………………………………………. 14
Physiological and Exercise Treatment Measures……………….. 14
Post-Treatment Exercise Measures………………………………………. 17
Psychological Measures…………………………………………………….. 17
Depression Adjective Checklist……………………………….. 17
Beck Depression Inventory…………………………………………… 24
Self-Rating Depression Scale…………………………………………. 24

IV. CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………………. 26
Discussion……………………………………………………………………….. 26
Recommendations…………………………………………………………….. 30
Endnotes………………………………………………………………………….. 31
APPENDICES
A. Sample of die Inclusion Criteria for Study…………………………………… 32
B. Sample of the Informed Consent for Selection Procedures……………. 34
C. Sample of the Informed Consent for Participation
in an Aerobic Exercise Program……………………………………………….. 37
D. Sample of Release of information……………………………………………… 40
E. Approval Letter From the Human Subjects
Institutional Review Board…………………………………………………. 42
BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………………………………………………….. 44

Additional information

Author

Lisa Ann Romano-Neal

No of Chapters

4

No of Pages

57

Reference

YES

Format

PDF

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.