Melissa J. Benton

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BACKGROUND Single-set resistance training (SSRT) improves strength and function in older adults with COPD. However, its effect on quality of life (QOL) has not been evaluated. This study evaluated the effect of SSRT on QOL in COPD patients enrolled in pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and identified relationships between muscular strength, endurance and QOL. (More)
In untrained adults, multiple trials of maximal strength testing are necessary to obtain reliable measures. Training status may positively influence test-retest reliability and increase testing efficiency. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of training status on differences between trials of 1 repetition maximum (1RM) measurement in women.(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate perceived educational needs regarding nutrition and exercise in older cancer survivors. One hundred ninety survivors, age 70.7 (7.5), completed a Survey of Needs developed from the City of Hope Quality of Life model. Fifty percent reported distress related to poor appetite, 60% reported distress related to weight(More)
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