Award Date

1-1-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Kinesiology

First Committee Member

Gabriele Wulf

Number of Pages

104

Abstract

Exercise may assist in the rehabilitation process by providing a way for the dependent individual to achieve a mild, pleasurable state that does not require the use of substances; Women between 18 and 43 years of age who were under supervision in a rehabilitation facility for substance abuse were randomly selected to be part of an exercise or a control group. They exercised three times a week for a total of two months. Subjects completed pre and post assessments of anxiety, depression, and readiness to change. They also completed pre and post assessments of resting heart rate, percent body fat, 1 minute curl up, sit-and-reach, and 3 minute step test. Post BDI-II, and BAI showed a significant difference between groups. Only post curl up, 3 minute step test, and percent body fat were significant.

Keywords

Abuse; Effects; Exercise; Process; Rehabilitation; Substance

Controlled Subject

Mental health; Physical therapy

File Format

pdf

File Size

1710.08 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/6v80-nbc1


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