Physical activity promotion in women with PTSD: What we need for progress.


Journal Article

Objectives: Researchers explore considerations for studying exercise promotion in women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Design: Researchers evaluated current studies on exercise promotion and PTSD. Method: Presents critical reflections on (1) the underrepresentation of women in health promotion and PTSD research, and (2) the impact women's trauma histories may have on exercise behavior. Results: The underrepresentation of women in exercise trials leaves unanswered questions as to the generalizability of findings in women. Feasibility and acceptability of these programs among women with PTSD remains untested. Preliminary data indicate unique considerations may exist across the design and implementation domains. Conclusions: Increased studies examining population-specific considerations for women with PTSD are needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pebole, MM; Hall, KS

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 /

Start / End Page

  • 127 - 129

PubMed ID

  • 31057332

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31057332

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1469-0292


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands