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Ghasemi A, Momeni M. The Comparison of Body Image Between Athletes and Non-Athletes Postmenopausal Females. Salmand. 2009; 4 (3)
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-315-en.html

1- PhD Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University,Tehran, Iran. , a_gh_m2003@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (8822 Views)

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to compare and contrastthe sub-scale of the body image of the athletes and nonathlete menopaused females.

Methods & Materials: The subjects of the research comprise 60 individuals who were between 43-53 years old. In this study the personalinformation questionnaire and PSDQ test were used.The Personal information questionnaire included the sub-scales of power, endurance, coordination, general health, flexibility, self-esteem, athletic competence, body appearance and, body activity. The Kolmogrov-Smirnov and T test used to analys data .

Results: The results showed that the body image of the athletes in all of the sub-scales such as power, endurance, coordination, general health, flexibility, self esteem, athletic competence, fat, body appearance, body activity and whole body was significantly better than individuals who were not athletes.

Conclusion: It seems that participation in physical activity programs have a positive effect on menopausal negative side effects.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2007/06/01 | Accepted: 2007/08/01 | Published: 2007/10/01

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