Evaluation of a Laughter-based Exercise Program on Health and Self-efficacy for Exercise

04 Aug 2016Celeste M. Greene, MA Jennifer Craft Morgan, PhD LaVona S. Traywick, PhD Chivon A. Mingo, PhD

Physical Activity PA programs that elicit positive emotions through simulated laughter have the potential to improve health, physical performance, and self-efficacy for PA among older adults and may positively influence participant adherence.

Cohort Study
4 effects
12 weeks
27 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Depression Brain outcome

Notable Decrease

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Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Mental Disorder Brain outcome

Notable Decrease

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Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Aerobic Exercise Capacity Musculoskeletal outcome
Aerobic Exercis...
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Sarcopenia Musculoskeletal outcome
Sarcopenia
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

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