Title

Effects of a Home-Based DVD-Delivered Physical Activity Program on Self-Esteem in Older Adults: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Psychosomatic Medicine

Publication Date

2017

School

Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department

Department of Exercise Science

Abstract

Objective Although center-based supervised physical activity interventions have proved to be successful in attenuating health declines in older adults, such methods can be costly and have limited reach. In the present study, we examined the effects of a DVD-delivered exercise intervention on self-esteem and its subdomains and the extent to which these effects were maintained. In addition, we examined whether psychological, demographic, and biological factors acted as determinants of self-esteem.