Comparative Analysis of Moderate Intensity Aerobic and Progressive Resistance Exercises on Bone Mineral Density and Weight of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Ebonyi State

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Asogwa, Eucharia Ijego
Ekine, Rupee Suoton
Asogwa, Okwudilichukwu Okwy
Chukwu, Odochi Ogbu
Orizu, Ifeoma Ada
Akamike, Ifeyinwa Chizoba
Udeoji, Dioma U.


The main aim of this study was to find out the comparative effects of 6 weeks moderate intensity aerobic exercises (MIAE) and progressive resistance exercise (PRE) on bone mineral density and weight of people living with HIV/AIDS in Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Ebonyi State. The study adopted quasi experimental research design. The population of the study was 60 HIV/AIDS patients that attended HIV clinics at AE-FUTHA which formed the 58 sample size for the study after two people dropped from the control group. Simple random sampling technique was adopted for the study. Heel Densitometer (X-rite 331C) and Omron BF 400 was the instrument used for data collection of BMD and weight respectively. Mean, standard deviation and ANCOVA were used to analyze the data obtained. The instruments were not validated because they are standard. The reliability coefficient obtained from the pilot study was 0.835 and 0.994 for BMD and WEIGHT respectively. The major findings revealed that PRE had more effect than MIAE on BMD and Weight.

Progressive resistance exercise (PRE), moderate intensive aerobic exercise (MIAE), BMD, weight, HIV/AIDS.

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Ijego, A. E., Suoton, E. R., Okwy, A. O., Ogbu, C. O., Ada, O. I., Chizoba, A. I., & U., U. D. (2020). Comparative Analysis of Moderate Intensity Aerobic and Progressive Resistance Exercises on Bone Mineral Density and Weight of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Ebonyi State. Asian Journal of Medicine and Health, 18(11), 9-20.
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