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Title: Aerobic training improves quality of life in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Authors: Costa, Eduardo Caldas
Sá, Joceline Cássia Ferezini de
Stepto, Nigel Keith
Costa, Ingrid Bezerra Barbosa
Farias Junior, Luiz Fernando
Moreira, Simone da Nóbrega Tomaz
Soares, Elvira Maria Mafaldo
Lemos, Telma Maria Araujo Moura
Browne, Rodrigo Alberto Vieira
Azevedo, George Dantas de
Keywords: PCOS;Exercise;Health-related quality of life;Obesity;Affect
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Citation: COSTA, Eduardo Caldas; SÁ, Joceline CÁssia Ferezini de; STEPTO, Nigel Keith; COSTA, Ingrid Bezerra Barbosa; FARIAS-JUNIOR, Luiz Fernando; MOREIRA, Simone da Nóbrega Tomaz; SOARES, Elvira Maria Mafaldo; LEMOS, Telma Maria Araújo Moura; BROWNE, Rodrigo Alberto Vieira; AZEVEDO, George Dantas de. Aerobic training improves quality of life in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, [s. l.], v. 50, n. 7, p. 1357-1366, jul. 2018. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 jun. 2020.
Portuguese Abstract: Purpose: to investigate the effects of a supervised aerobic exercise training intervention on health-related quality of life (HRQL), cardiorespiratory fitness, cardiometabolic profile, and affective response in overweight/obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Methods: twenty-seven overweight/obese inactive women with PCOS (body mass index, ≥ 25 kg·m−2; age 18 to 34 yr) were allocated into an exercise group (n = 14) and a control group (n = 13). Progressive aerobic exercise training was performed three times per week (~150 min·wk−1) over 16 wk. Cardiorespiratory fitness, HRQL, and cardiometabolic profile were evaluated before and after the intervention. Affective response (i.e., feeling of pleasure/displeasure) was evaluated during the exercise sessions. Results: the exercise group improved 21% ± 12% of cardiorespiratory fitness (P < 0.001) and HRQL in the following domains: physical functioning, general health, and mental health (P < 0.05). Moreover, the exercise group decreased body mass index, waist circumference, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and total cholesterol level (P < 0.05). The affective response varied from “good” to “fairly good” (i.e., positive affective response) in an exercise intensity-dependent manner during the exercise training sessions. Conclusions: progressive aerobic exercise training improved HRQL, cardiorespiratory fitness, and cardiometabolic profile of overweight/obese women with PCOS. Moreover, the participants reported the exercise training sessions as pleasant over the intervention. These results reinforce the importance of supervised exercise training as a therapeutic approach for overweight/obese women with PCOS
ISSN: 0195-9131
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