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KH 4280: Psychology of Physical Activity Lecture 7: Health-Related Quality of Life 1. What are the definitions of health (old vs. new), quality of life, and health-related quality of life? Health- (past biomedical) absence of disease and infirmity; (new biopsychosocial)- positive state of physical, mental, and social well- being; Quality of Life- evaluations of the “overall” goodness of one’s life and various domains of one’s life; Health-Related Quality of Life- dimensions that can be affected by health and health interventions 2. What are the 5 core dimensions of HRQL? Physical functioning, emotional functioning, social functioning, cognitive functioning, health status/perceptions 3. How can HRQL be measured? Subjective- own perceptions, generic measures, specific measure, questionnaires i.e. SF-36 and PQOL 4. According to results of a meta-analysis, can exercise interventions significantly improve different dimensions of HRQL? Are there any significant differences in this relationship based on participant group? Dose-response? Yes; no; no 5. Can HRQL be changed if fitness or health status is not changed? yes Lecture 8: Self-Esteem 1. What is the difference between self-concept and self-esteem? What dimensions influence the development of self-concept and self-esteem? How are they measured? Self- concept- the way in which we see and define ourselves “who am I”/ self-esteem- evaluative or affective consequences of self-concept; influenced by emotional, academic, social, and physical factors; measured global
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 4280 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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