A diet and exercise regimen: its effect upon mental acuity and personality, a pilot study
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
A diet and exercise regimen
Abstract: 

Of the 75 patients in the February 1977 "class" at the Longevity Research Institute, Santa Barbara, California, 11 volunteers were pre- and posttested (21- to 23-day intervals) with the MMPI, 13 with the California Psychological Inventory, and 17 with four subtests of the WAIS (total: 21 males, 10 females). Ten of the (total) 32 scales showed changes in the predicted, favorable direction, statistically significant at the .05 level or better by t test. Further the number of scales changing in the predicted, desirable direction for each of the three tests was statistically significant at the .06, and .001, and .06 levels (sign test), respectively. The pilot results indicate improvement in psychological factors and mental acuity within a month's time concomitant with the diet, activity, and educational program and warrant further investigation.

Author(s): 
Merzbacher, C. F.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Perceptual and Motor Skills
Journal Abbreviation: 
Percept Mot Skills
Publication Date: 
1979-04
Publication Year: 
1979
Pages: 
367-371
Volume: 
48
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0031-5125
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 461035

Turabian/Chicago Citation

C. F. Merzbacher. 1979-04. "A diet and exercise regimen: its effect upon mental acuity and personality, a pilot study." Perceptual and Motor Skills 48: 2: 367-371.

Wikipedia Citation

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