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The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between regional body composition and bone mineral density (BMD) in college females. Subjects were 12 nonathletic females (< 3 h.wk-1 of exercise) and 46 female varsity athletes: basketball (N = 14), volleyball (N = 13), gymnastics (N = 13), and tennis (N = 6). Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry was used(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of 27 wk of gymnastics training on bone mineral density (BMD), body composition, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), and osteocalcin. Subjects were 11 female intercollegiate gymnasts and 11 controls. Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (Lunar DPX) was used to determine BMD (L2-L4 and femur) and to assess(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare various measures of bone mineral density (BMD) in adult anorectics with those of age and gender-matched controls. METHOD Twenty Caucasian females with a history of anorexia nervosa and 20 controls were evaluated by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry for lumbar and total body BMD. Regional densities were(More)
Two approaches to facilitating perceptual-motor development in children, ages 4 to 6 yr., were investigated. The experimental group (n = 15) received 24 sessions of integrated physical education/music instruction based upon concepts of Kodaly and Dalcroze. The control group (n = 15) received 24 sessions of movement exploration and self-testing instruction.(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine if there were significant differences in lumbar bone mineral density (L2-L4, g/cm2) or several hormones among 3 groups of adolescent females: 10 amenorrheic runners, 10 eumenorrheic runners, and 10 eumenorrheic controls. METHODS EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN comparative. SETTING Cooper Clinic, Aerobics(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the self-actualisation of male and female elite wheelchair athletes in comparison to the general population and to able-bodied athletes. All subjects completed the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI), and statistically significant differences were identified. In general, wheelchair athletes were similar to the(More)
Two hundred and forty-one females between the ages of 18 and 28 years were subjects for this study. Subjects were tested for knee extension and knee flexion on a Cybex(R) II isokinetic dynamometer at 60 degrees /sec using a modified seating arrangement which placed the back rest at 20 from the vertical. To familiarize subjects with the Cybex II, two(More)
The attitudes of 381 handicapped and nonhandicapped high school students toward physical education in mainstreamed classes were compared using measures from the Kneer Attitude Inventory and Diagnostic Statements. A two-way analysis of variance yielded a significant difference between the groups' attitudes. Nonhandicapped high school students had(More)