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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2011;13(2):21-31.
Published online April 30, 2011.
The Effect of Web-Based Self-health Management Program on Adherence, Body Composition, Flexibility and Pulse Efficiency Index in High School Students
Dong-Jin Kim, Kwang-Hoon Kim, Han-Joo Lee
Yonsei University
Correspondence:  Han-Joo Lee,
Email: hlee@yonsei.ac.kr
Received: 3 January 2011   • Accepted: 22 March 2011

The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of web-based self-health management program on exercise adherence, body composition, flexibility and pulse efficiency index of high school students.
241 high school students(male=120, female=121) participated in this study. They performed physical activity utilizing web-based self-health management program for 12 weeks. The following items were measured before and after the program : body composition, flexibility and cardiopulmonary endurance. Measure data were analyzed by chi-square and paired t-test in SPSS(ver 16.0)
Results of this study showed that adherence appeared differences in drop-rate of male students(6.67%) and female students(30.58%), so male student adherence(93.33%) is higher than female students(69.42%). Body composition were showed significantly different in weight, BMI, %fat except muscle mass by male students(p<.01). However, female students was not significantly different. Also, fitness factors were showed significantly different in flexibility and pulse efficiency index.
Web-based self-health management program accompanied physical activity were effective in high school students' health promotion. This results can be utilized not only in PAPS program improvement but also in students' health management strategies.
Keywords: Web-based, Self-health management, Adherence, Flexibility, Pulse efficiency index, PAPS


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