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Translating the Group Lifestyle Balance ProgramTM for Use Among Obese and Overweight Adults with Arthritis: Effects on Measures of Balance

Abstract Obesity and arthritis are risk factors for falls. Little is known about the effects of weight loss on balance in people with arthritis. The Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB) ProgramTM is an evidence-based, lifestyle change program for weight loss in individuals with prediabetes but it hasn’t been evaluated in people with arthritis. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an adapted version of the GLB on balance outcomes among overweight (Body Mass Index (BMI) >27) individuals with arthritis. A single-group, quasi- experimental design was used to examine the effects of the adapted GLB program on measures of balance and function. All participants (N=17) received the GLB program and completed the following assessmen... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Merkel, Aubry (Author) / DerAnanian, Cheryl (Advisor) / Swan, Pamela (Committee member) / Smith, Lisa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 143 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Exercise and Wellness 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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