Diana Camaione

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BACKGROUND Muscle size and strength decrease with aging, and the resultant muscle weakness has been implicated in increased risk of falls in older adults. These falls have large economic and functional costs. METHODS The purpose of this randomized, controlled study was to determine if an 8-week, 3-day per week intense (77.8 +/- 3.4% of 1-repetition(More)
Occupational pesticide exposure has been linked to cutaneous melanoma in epidemiological studies. We studied the association between cutaneous melanoma and the residential use of pesticides. This is a case-control study of cutaneous melanoma (287 incident cases; 299 controls). Data on pesticide use was obtained with a standardised interview. An increased(More)
This study was supported by the Levine-Rubenstein MS Research Fund and The Rehabilitation Research and Development Service of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Clinicians might be reluctant to institute exercise training programs for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) because so little information is available regarding their muscle performance(More)
In Connecticut, 22.1% of the adult population report no physical activity other than activities of daily living. Primary care physicians can play a vital role in the flight against a sedentary lifestyle. As outlined in Healthy People 2000 and the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health, the primary-care physician's role in the assessment(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to compare the effects of oral and intravenous saline rehydration on differentiated ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) and thirst. Eight men underwent three randomly assigned rehydration treatments following a 2- to 4-h exercise-induced dehydration bout to reduce body weight by 4%. Treatments included 0.45% saline(More)
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) has known benefits after myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Yet, only a small percentage of patients are referred for outpatient CR after hospital discharge. This study investigates patient characteristics related to referral to CR and cardiac exercise self-efficacy, a salient predictor of health(More)
The purpose of this study was to test the effect of acute thermal hypohydration on the muscle endurance performance of three groups of differentially trained subjects. Group I consisted of six anaerobically trained athletes, Group II consisted of five aerobically trained athletes, and Group III consisted of six sedentary individuals. Experimental trials(More)
This study investigated 4 research questions addressing exercise capabilities and psychological characteristics of middle-age (30 to 50 years) male runners. Subjects provided an extensive running history, completed the Multidimensional Anger Inventory, completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and performed a treadmill running test to volitional(More)