MoAHERD: Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
April 18, 2014

Call for Abstracts!!!

The Research Section of MOAHPERD would like to invite the membership (professionals and future professionals) to submit abstracts for the poster session for the fall 2013 annual convention November 15-17, 2013 at The Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO.  Abstracts should be of completed research, should not exceed 250 words (excluding title, authors, and institutional affiliation).

Deadline was Monday, October 14, 2013.


Remember, MOAHPERD is interested in research from ALL areas including pedagogy, physical education, recreation, dance, and exercise science.  Please come share your ideas with your colleagues.  It’s a great learning experience and helps to advance our field. 


Abstract should be 200 – 250 words. This is a summary of your research project. The reader should be able to look at your abstract and get a good idea of what you did, why you did it, and what you found out.

Abstract should include:

Sample Abstract

Introduction Despite the clear association between exercise and the reduction of coronary artery disease (CAD), the mechanism responsible for the reduction has not been elucidated. Purpose: The primary purpose of this study was to determine the effect of exercise typical to most cardiac rehabilitation programs on endothelial-dependent vasodilatation in patients with CAD. Methods Participants were 14 males and 2 females with known CAD (mean 59 yrs) with no prior history of regular exercise.  Endothelial function (EF) was determined by measuring the brachial artery vasoreactivity following 5 min of upper arm ischemia.  This measurement was done non-invasively using ultrasound.  Vasodilation following upper arm occlusion was expressed relative to the average of three measurements at rest.  Subjects began a monitored cardiac rehabilitation exercise program following baseline measurements.  Subjects had exercise prescribed each day they trained that was equal to a RPE of 3 (moderate) on the modified Borg RPE scale. Results: A one-way repeated measures ANOVA was conducted to determine if EF changed due to exercise. No significant difference in the brachial artery diameter was observed (mean change EF = 10.8 mm ± 4.4 mm) Conclusion:  These results suggest that brachial artery reactivity to increased blood flow was not altered by exercise as typically prescribed in cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Key Words: vasoreactivity, nitric oxide, reactive hyperemia, shear stress.

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