EXERCISE INDUCED FEELINGS IN OLDER MEXICAN AMERICAN WOMEN
Investigator: Shirley Laffrey, PhD, MPH, RN, CS
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of exercise on affect and feelings in a sample of older, Mexican American women. The specific aims were to:
develop culturally sensitive Spanish versions of the Exercise Induced Feeling States Inventory and Positive and Negative Affect Schedule;
compare measures of feeling state and affect before and after an exercise session; and
compare feeling state and affect between exercisers and non-exercise controls.
The knowledge gained will be used as the basis for future intervention studies designed to assist sedentary women to increase their physical exercise.
You may soon read about this study in the following articles.
Laffrey, S.C., & Asawachaisuwikrom, W. (in press). Development of an exercise self-efficacy questionnaire for older Mexican American women.