Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Dr. Paul Villas

Second Advisor

Dr. Tom Semper

Third Advisor

Dr. Layne Jorgensen


The problem of this study was to determine if pedometers promoted daily walking exercise reflected by changes on selected physiological measurements in older Mexican American females. Significance in the study was determined at the 95% level of confidence. The researcher offered the null hypothesis of no difference in results from the pretest to the posttest in both the control and treatment groups for the selected physiological measurements. The subjects of this study were 55 Mexican-American females ages 60 to 75. The subjects were randomly assigned to a treatment or control group. An analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) method was used to treat the data for significance of difference between group means. The null hypothesis was rejected for the following variables: weight, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, predicted Max VO2 and waist girth. The null hypothesis was not rejected for BMI and resting heart rate.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American

Included in

Kinesiology Commons