oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Alterations in mood state following an ultra-marathon
|Article Title||Alterations in mood state following an ultra-marathon|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Sport and Physical Rehabilitation Sciences, Technikon Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Dec 2003|
|Pages||29 - 31|
|Keyword(s)||Anger, Chronic low intensity exercise, Confusion, Cytokine interleukin-6, Depression, Fatigue, Inflammation muscle micro-trauma, Intense aerobic session, Strenuous, prolonged exercise, Tension and Vigour|
The objective is to monitor alterations in mood state, specifically level of depression, following an ultra-marathon. Design. Experienced male (? = 9) and female (N = 5) ultra-marathon athletes were required to complete the full version of the Profile of Mood States (POMS) questionnaire (65 questions), 1 week before an ultra-marathon (baseline), 24 hours before exercise, immediately postexercise, 3 hours post exercise and then daily for 13 days after the race.
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