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

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Depression Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Depression
Brain system

Low evidence
-4.3%

Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Mental Disorder Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Mental Disorder
Brain system

Low evidence
-4.3%

Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Aerobic Exercise Capacity Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Aerobic Exercise Capa...
Musculoskeletal system

Low evidence
17.4%

Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Sarcopenia Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Sarcopenia
Musculoskeletal system

Low evidence
-0.6%