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Quality of Life in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome after a Program of Resistance Exercise Training

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Picchi Ramos, Fabiene K. ; da Silva Lara, Lucia Alves ; Kogure, Gislaine Satyko ; Silva, Rafael Costa ; Ferriani, Rui Alberto ; Silva de Sa, Marcos Felipe ; dos Reis, Rosana Maria
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia; v. 38, n. 7, p. 340-347, JUL 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Purpose Aerobic exercises may improve quality of life (QoL) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, there is no data on the effect of resistance exercise training (RET) programs on the QoL of women with PCOS. Thus, this study aimed to assess the effect of a 16-week RET program on QoL in PCOS women. Methods This 16-week case-control study enrolled 43 women with PCOS (PCOS group, PCOSG) and 51 healthy pre-menopausal controls aged 18 to 37 years (control group, CG). All women underwent a supervised RET program for 16 weeks, and were evaluated in two different occasions: week-0 (baseline), and week-16 (after RET). Quality of life was assessed using the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). Results Testosterone reduced significantly in both groups after RET (p < 0.01). The PCOSG had improvements in functional capacity at week-16 relative to week-0 (p = 0.02). The CG had significant improvements in vitality, social aspects, and mental health at week-16 relative to week-0 (p <= 0.01). There was a weak correlation between social aspects of the SF-36 domain and testosterone levels in PCOS women. Conclusion A 16-week RET program modestly improved QoL in women with PCOS. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/08800-8 - Effects of periodized resisted physical exercise in women with hyperandrogenic anovulation
Grantee:Rosana Maria dos Reis
Support type: Regular Research Grants