Anne Weinstein Garcia

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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of 10 weeks of aerobic exercise on depressive and anxiety symptoms and self-esteem of breast cancer survivors. DESIGN Experimental, crossover. SETTING Midwestern university town. SAMPLE Twenty-four breast cancer survivors (mean time following surgery 41.8 months; ranging from 1 to 99 months) recruited via(More)
PURPOSE This longitudinal study investigated gender-specific changes in physical activity beliefs and behaviors across the elementary to junior high school transition. METHODS Physical activity beliefs and behaviors were measured in a cohort of 132 racially diverse youth during the year prior to and following the transition. Questionnaires assessed(More)
The purpose of this study was to test the utility of a new instrument, the Child/Adolescent Activity Log (CAAL), designed to measure children's physical activities in a school setting efficiently, yet comprehensively. At baseline, 459 participants (mean age 12 + 1.4, 59% White, 34% African American, 7% other) were recruited to participate in a 2-year study(More)
More American women are taking up smoking than men and fewer are quitting; if current trends continue, rates for women will surpass those for men by the mid-1990's. But ironically, much of what is known about the biobehavioural aspects of smoking is based on research using male subjects. The present paper reviews evidence suggesting that: (1) women may(More)
Nicotine intake, menstrual and smoking withdrawal symptomatology, and baseline cortisol and MHPG were assessed in nine women smokers under conditions of ad lib smoking and overnight abstinence in three menstrual phases (early follicular, mid-to-late follicular, and late luteal). A trend towards higher nicotine intake (p < 0.10) was observed in the(More)
Cigarette smokers weigh less than comparably aged nonsmokers, and many gain weight following cessation. Though some evidence suggests that nicotine reduces food intake, with a selective effect on sweet-tasting foods, the issue remains unresolved. In the current study, 64 women (20 smokers, 26 never-smokers, and 18 ex-smokers) were tested for sweet taste(More)
This study examined gender and developmental differences in exercise-related beliefs and exercise behaviors of 286 racially diverse youth and explored factors predictive of exercise. Compared to males, females reported less prior and current exercise, lower self-esteem, poorer health status, and lower exercise self-schema. Adolescents, in contrast to(More)
Scores on five subscales derived from the GHQ-30 have been examined in various groups at risk for psychiatric disorder, to determine whether different patterns of symptoms are found. The subscales are based on a factor analysis of a population sample of over 6,000 adults (Huppert et al. 1989) which identified five robust factors corresponding to symptoms of(More)
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