ERIC Number: ED285070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
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The Effects of an Aerobic Exercise Program on Anxiety Levels of Recovering Alcoholics.
Lucarine, Lewis J.
The effect of an aerobic exercise program on the anxiety levels of recovering alcoholics was studied. Two groups of 25 volunteers each, from 3 alcoholism/rehabilitation programs in New Jersey, were assigned to control and experimental groups. Both groups received pre- and post-tests of the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. The control group was instructed not to exercise for the 4-week test period. The experimental group received the aerobic exercise treatment program in which the subjects exercised three times a week for 15-30 minutes. Pulse rates during exercise were kept at 60 to 80 percent of maximum for the exercise session. Post-test anxiety scores of the experimental and control groups did not reveal a statistically significant difference in anxiety levels. However, pre- and post-test scores for the experimental group were significantly different, suggesting that the treatment may have had the desired effect. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Note: Master's Thesis, Trenton State College. Paper presented at the Annual National Symposium on Building Family Strengths (10th, Lincoln, NE, May 13-15, 1987).