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Effects of Line Dance and Walking on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Obese Older Women

  • Global Health and Nursing
  • Abbr : Global Health Nurs
  • 2020, 10(1), pp.4-13
  • DOI : 10.35144/ghn.2020.10.1.4
  • Publisher : Research Institute of Nursing Science
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Nursing Science
  • Received : September 3, 2019
  • Accepted : October 28, 2019
  • Published : January 31, 2020

Baek, Gun-Ja 1 Ha, Ju-Young ORD ID 2

1진해보건소
2부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the effects of line dance and walking on cardiovascular disease risk factors in obese elderly women. Methods: Subjects consisted of 102 elderly women (i.e., 51 women in the experimental group and 51 women in the comparison group) who had a body mass index over 25 kg/m2. Participants in the experimental group performed line dance (i.e., sixty minutes session, three times a week for 8 weeks), and participants in the comparison group performed walking (i.e., forty to sixty minutes session, three times a week for 8 weeks). Outcome variables were body mass index, body fat percentage, blood pressure, blood lipids, and stress. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, paired t-test, and ANCOVA with the SPSS 22.0 program. Results: The participants in the experimental group showed significantly increased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (t=-3.12, p=.002) and decreased scores of stress (t=2.59, p=.011) compared to the comparison group. Conclusion: Line dance improved high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and reduced the stress level of obese older women in the community.

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