Hancher-Rauch, Heidi L.; Hyner, Gerald C.
March 2005
American Journal of Health Studies;2005, Vol. 20 Issue 1/2, p2
Academic Journal
This study examined the degree to which regular exercisers received support for their active lifestyles from their spouses. Subjects (n = 106) were married men and women with a history of regular exercise. Perceived health status, quality of life, and social support were measured by questionnaire. There was a significant difference between spousal exercise patterns and subjects 'perceived levels of spousal support, with those having spouses who were also active perceiving greater levels of spousal support. Although there was a correlation between levels of perceived spousal support and quality of life, there was no relationship between exercise patterns of a spouse and quality of life or health status of subjects.


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