Perceived change among participants in an exercise program for older adults.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Data regarding perceived change were collected as part of a study of the effects of aerobic exercise training on psychological, cognitive, and physiological functioning among 101 healthy older adults. Subjects were assigned randomly to an aerobic exercise group, a yoga control group, or a waiting list group for 16 weeks, after which all subjects participated in aerobic exercise for another 16 weeks. Exercise participants perceived positive changes in a wide range of significant life areas, and perceived improvement was more closely related to objective improvement for physiological indicators than for indicators of cognitive functioning or psychological well-being.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Emery, CF; Blumenthal, JA

Published Date

  • August 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 516 - 521

PubMed ID

  • 2394387

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-9013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/geront/30.4.516


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States