The effect of the Aerobic, Non-aerobic and Relaxation Exercises on Anxiety and Stress among Female Students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences

Gholizadeh, Mehri and Khosropour, Farshid and Pourranjbar, Mohammad and Khodadadi, Mohammad Rasoul (2019) The effect of the Aerobic, Non-aerobic and Relaxation Exercises on Anxiety and Stress among Female Students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences. مجله بهداشت و توسعه, 7 (4). pp. 333-343. ISSN 2322-1380

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to study the effects of aerobic, non-aerobic and relaxation exercises on reducing anxiety and stress in female students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was performed on female students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences during the academic year 2016-2017. A total of 60 students were randomly divided into the three groups (n=20) of aerobic exercise, non-aerobic exercise and relaxation and exposed to 8 weeks training programs (3 sessions a week with a minimum of 45 minutes). Before and after the intervention, subjects were asked to fill out the anxiety and stress questionnaire (DASS-21) that the validity and reliability of its Persian version had been previously confirmed. One-way ANOVA was used to test the study hypotheses. Data were analyzed using SPSS 20 software. Results: Between the three groups of aerobic exercise, non-aerobic exercise and relaxation there were significant differences in the rates of stress reduction (P≤0.01), and anxiety (P≤0.05). Stress and anxiety had become less in the aerobic and relaxation groups. Conclusion: Relaxation and aerobic exercise activities can reduce stress and anxiety in students. Keywords: Physical activity, Relaxation, Female, Anxiety, Stress

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: mehdinejad
Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 03:57
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 03:57
URI: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/31003

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