Effects of Aerobic Training on Eating Disorders in Non-athlete Female Students
One of the most common mental disorders is eating disorders that have high comorbidity with psychological factors and is observed in the teenage and young girls more than others. Therefore، the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of regular aerobic training on eating disorders in non-athlete female students.
In this experimental study، the eating attitudes questionnaire was completed by 458 female students of University of Guilan، and 38 students were diagnosed with eating disorders. From these 38 students، 25 ones took part in the study. Finally، subjects were assigned into two groups randomly: experimental (n=13) and control (n=12) group. Both groups were homogeneous in regard to standpoint age، weight، and marriage and didn’t show statistical significant differences. Experimental group trained for 8 weeks and 2 times per week. After training program، two groups recompleted EAT-26 questionnaire. Because of exclusion of 2 individual from experimental group for discontinuing training program، 23 subjects were analyzed. Data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics، t test and ANCOVA.
Findings showed that there were significant differences between experimental and control groups in regard to their eating attitudes (p<0. 05).
It could be concluded that regular exercise training such as aerobic training may reduce eating disorders in female students
Journal of Shaeed Sdoughi University of Medical Sciences Yazd, Volume:20 Issue:3, 2012
322 - 331
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