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Religiosidade, suporte social, experiencia de eventos estressantes e sintomas depressivos entre idosos residentes na comunidade : dados do PENSA; Religiosity, social support, stressful events and depressive symptoms among community-dwelling older adults: data from PENSA

Cinara Sommerhalder
Fonte: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp Publicador: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 18/12/2006 PT
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Esse estudo objetivou investigar dois mecanismos reguladores utilizados por idosos para o ajustamento diante de eventos de vida estressantes: a religiosidade, avaliada em termos de freqüência de práticas intrínsecas e extrínsecas, e o suporte social percebido. Também avaliou como esses mecanismos interagiram com os sintomas depressivos. Os dados foram derivados do PENSA, um estudo sobre processos de envelhecimento saudável. Participaram 880 idosos de ambos os sexos, idade entre 60 e 99 anos, residentes na comunidade. Perder entes queridos ou vê-los doentes foi a maior fonte de estresse. Problemas pessoais de saúde, especialmente quedas também foi motivo de estresse intenso. Os idosos relataram praticar tanto religiosidade extrínseca como intrínseca, mas as práticas intrínsecas foram as mais citadas, entre elas, a oração. As mulheres foram mais assíduas em todas as práticas e os idosos de 80 anos e mais relataram menor freqüência a cultos. A maioria avaliou o suporte social como muito satisfatório. Sintomas depressivos estiveram presentes em um terço da amostra, com predomínio entre as mulheres e entre os idosos na faixa de 60-69 anos e acima dos 80anos. Os sintomas depressivos estiveram mais presentes no grupo com mais eventos de vida estressantes relatados. Os idosos que meditavam e faziam leituras religiosas tiveram escores mais baixos em depressão. O suporte social esteve inversamente associado à presença de eventos estressantes e a alta satisfação com o suporte social teve associação significativa com ausência de sintomas depressivos. Religiosidade e suporte social percebido foram confirmados como mediadores de sintomas depressivos na velhice...

Association between participation in community groups and being more physically active among older adults from Florianópolis, Brazil

Mazo,Giovana Zarpellon; Benedetti,Tânia Bertoldo; Sacomori,Cinara
Fonte: Faculdade de Medicina / USP Publicador: Faculdade de Medicina / USP
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2011 EN
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OBJECTIVE: In Brazil, older adults frequently participate in community groups. However, the influence of this participation on physical activity levels has not been fully investigated. It is known that both regular physical activity and social support are beneficial for health. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between participation in community groups and physical activity among older adults from Florianópolis, Brazil. METHODS: The sample consisted of 1062 adults with a mean age of 71.9 (±7.6) years. Among these individuals, 293 subjects participated in community groups and 769 did not. A questionnaire to collect sociodemographic data and the long version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire were used for the assessment. RESULTS: The prevalence of active older adults was 66.6% among participants in community groups and 58.4% among non-participants. Participation in these groups was significantly associated with being more physically active in the transportation and domestic domains, but with being less physically active in the leisure-time domain. Some changes in these associations were observed when the sample was stratified by age, gender, body mass index, and health status. With respect to total physical activity...

Adaptation of the AAHPERD test battery for institutionalized older adults

Benedetti,Tania R. Bertoldo; Mazo,Giovana Zarpellon; Goncalves,Lucia Hisako Takase
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Publicador: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2014 EN
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The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) test battery assesses the functional fitness of older adults in five motor fitness tests. The objective of this study was to adapt and test the AAHPERD in institutionalized older adults and to define normative values of functional fitness for this population. A pilot test was conducted on older adults living in nursing homes, which confirmed the need to adapt the flexibility and aerobic endurance tests. The first test was redesigned so that the elderly person did not have to sit on the floor. The second test was changed from a half-mile to a 6-minute walk. The tests were adapted and tested in a sample of 92 older adults from six long-term care homes. The successful application of the AAHPERD adapted for older adults living in nursing homes permitted the establishment of normative values for the five motor tests. The adapted version of the AAHPERD is an easily applied, low-cost tool of low risk since it was adapted to the physical and functional conditions of institutionalized older adults. This physical test battery will contribute to the evaluation of older adults and exercise prescription.

Golden Age Gym: reasons for entry, permanence and satisfaction among participating older adults

Salin,Mauren da Silva; Virtuoso,Janeisa Franck; Nepomuceno,Alice Souza Noronha; Weiers,Graciella Greice; Mazo,Giovana Zarpellon
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Publicador: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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Fitness facilities are being implemented in many public parks and older adults have benefited from the promotion of exercise at these sites. The objective of this study was to describe the perception of older adults participating in the Golden Age Gym program (Programa Academia da Melhor Idade - AMI) in the city of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil, in terms of the reasons to enter and remain in this program, satisfaction, and suggestions regarding the services provided. A total of 163 older adults (117 women and 46 men) participating in 15 AMIs installed in public places in Joinville were interviewed. Data were collected by semi-structured interview. Descriptive statistics and thematic content analysis were used for quantitative and qualitative data, respectively. Intrinsic motivation was the predominant factor for the entry and permanence of older adults in the AMIs, particularly the pursuit of health (entry) and perceived benefits of exercise (permanence). The encouragement of others was the main extrinsic motivational factor for entry and socialization was the main reason to remain in the AMIs. The participants were satisfied with the service provided and with the infrastructure, but suggest improvements such as an increase in the number of fitness activities...

Adherence to physical activity guidelines in older adults, using objectively measured physical activity in a population-based study

Jefferis, Barbara J; Sartini, Claudio; Lee, I-Min; Choi, Minkyoung; Amuzu, Antoinette; Gutierrez, Christina; Casas, Juan Pablo; Ash, Sarah; Lennnon, Lucy T; Wannamethee, S Goya; Whincup, Peter H
Fonte: BioMed Central Publicador: BioMed Central
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Background: Physical activity (PA) levels in older adults decline with age. The prevalence and correlates of adherence to current UK PA guidelines in older adults has not been studied using objectively measured PA, which can examine precisely whether PA is carried out in bouts of specified length and intensity. Methods: Free living men and women aged 70–93 years from 25 towns in the United Kingdom, participating in parallel on-going population based cohort studies were invited (by post) to wear a GT3x accelerometer over the hip for one week in 2010–12. Adherence to UK PA guidelines was defined as ≥150 minutes/week of moderate or vigorous PA (MVPA) in bouts of ≥10 minutes; the effect of different intensities and durations were examined. Results: 1593 men and 857 women participated (responses 51% and 29% respectively). 15% men and 10% women achieved ≥150 minutes/week of MVPA (defined as >1040 cpm) in bouts lasting ≥10 minutes. With MVPA defined as >1952 cpm, prevalences were 7% and 3% respectively. Those adhering to guidelines were younger, had fewer chronic health conditions, less depression, less severe mobility limitations, but higher exercise self-efficacy and exercise outcomes expectations. They rated their local environment more highly for social activities and leisure facilities...

GrOup based physical Activity for oLder adults (GOAL) randomized controlled trial: study protocol

Beauchamp, Mark R.; Harden, Samantha M.; Wolf, Svenja A.; Rhodes, Ryan E.; Liu, Yan; Dunlop, William L.; Schmader, Toni; Sheel, Andrew W.; Zumbo, Bruno D.; Estabrooks, Paul A.
Fonte: BioMed Central Publicador: BioMed Central
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Background: Physical activity has health benefits across the lifespan, yet only 13 % of Canadian older adults are sufficiently active. Results from a number of observational studies indicate that adults display positive preferences for exercising with others of a similar age and same gender, and that intra-group age- and gender-similarity are associated with elevated exercise adherence. However, research has yet to experimentally examine the extent to which intra-group age- and gender-related similarity affect exercise adherence behaviors. Methods/design The GrOup-based physical Activity for oLder adults (GOAL) trial is a three-arm randomized control trial that will examine the efficacy of two different group-based exercise programs for older adults (informed by the tenets of self-categorization theory) in relation to a standard group-based exercise program. Within this manuscript we outline the design and proposed evaluation of the GOAL trial. The first arm is comprised of exercise groups made up of participants of a similar-age and of the same gender; the second arm consists of groups with similar-aged mixed gender participants; the control arm is comprised of mixed-aged mixed gender participants. We aim to compare the adherence rates of participants across conditions...

Access to healthcare and financial risk protection for older adults in Mexico: secondary data analysis of a national survey

Doubova, Svetlana V; Pérez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Canning, David; Reich, Michael R
Fonte: BMJ Publishing Group Publicador: BMJ Publishing Group
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Objectives: While the benefits of Seguro Popular health insurance in Mexico relative to no insurance have been widely documented, little has been reported on its effects relative to the pre-existing Social Security health insurance. We analyse the effects of Social Security and Seguro Popular health insurances in Mexico on access to healthcare of older adults, and on financial risk protection to their households, compared with older adults without health insurance. Setting: Secondary data analysis was performed using the 2012 Mexican Survey of Health and Nutrition (ENSANUT). Participants: The study population comprised 18 847 older adults and 13 180 households that have an elderly member. Outcome measures The dependent variables were access to healthcare given the reported need, the financial burden imposed by health expenditures measured through catastrophic health-related expenditures, and using savings for health-related expenditures. Separate propensity score matching analyses were conducted for each comparison. The analysis for access was performed at the individual level, and the analysis for financial burden at the household level. In each case, matching on a wide set of relevant characteristics was achieved. Results: Seguro Popular showed a protective effect against lack of access to healthcare for older adults compared with those with no insurance. The average treatment effect on the treated (ATET) was ascertained through using the nearest-neighbour matching (−8.1%...

An investigation of clinical and sensor-based fall-risk assessment in community-dwelling older adults

Power, Valerie
Fonte: University of Limerick Publicador: University of Limerick
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis; all_ul_research; ul_published_reviewed; ul_theses_dissertations
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peer-reviewed; Accurate, efficient methods of assessing fall-risk are required to identify at-risk community-dwelling older adults and implement timely falls prevention interventions. Sensor-based fall-risk assessment (SBFRA) methods have been developed to objectively assess and quantify fall-risk by analysing functional task performance, but research exploring their clinical applications is lacking. The current research aimed to investigate if SBFRA could perform clinically-meaningful fall-risk assessment in community-dwelling older adults (i.e. could it accurately classify older adults according to their level of fall-risk), and to explore its use among high-risk older adults participating in a community-based falls prevention intervention. Following thorough examination of current evidence and issues of feasibility, clinical and SBFRA was carried out among High-Risk (n=38) and Low-Risk (n=33) groups of older adults in the community, the High-Risk group being participants in a community-based falls prevention intervention. An array of sensor-derived variables extracted from static and dynamic task performances distinguished between High-Risk and Low-Risk groups; among them, novel sensor-derived variables that quantified standing balance and TUG performance strategy and quality...

Phylloquinone (Vitamin K₁) Intake and Pulse Pressure as a Measure of Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults

Vaccaro, Joan; Huffman, Fatma G.
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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This study examined the relationships among ethnicity/race, lifestyle factors, phylloquinone (vitamin K₁) intake, and arterial pulse pressure in a nationally representative sample of older adults from four ethnic/racial groups: non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, Mexican Americans, and other Hispanics. This was a cross-sectional study of U.S. representative sample with data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 of adults aged 50 years and older (N = 5296). Vitamin K intake was determined by 24-hour recall. Pulse pressure was calculated as the difference between the averages of systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure. Compared to White non-Hispanics, the other ethnic/racial groups were more likely to have inadequate vitamin K₁ intake. Inadequate vitamin K₁ intake was an independent predictor of high arterial pulse pressure. This was the first study that compared vitamin K₁ inadequacy with arterial pulse pressure across ethnicities/races in U.S. older adults. These findings suggest that vitamin K screening may be a beneficial marker for the health of older adults.

Predictors of improvement in subjective sleep quality reported by older adults following group-based cognitive behavior therapy for sleep maintenance and early morning awakening insomnia

Lovato, N.; Lack, L.; Wright, H.; Kennaway, D.
Fonte: Elsevier BV Publicador: Elsevier BV
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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OBJECTIVE: Cognitive behavior therapy is an effective nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia. However, individualized administration is costly and often results in substantial variability in treatment response across individual patients, particularly so for older adults. Group-based administration has demonstrated impressive potential for a brief and inexpensive answer to the effective treatment of insomnia in the older population. It is important to identify potential predictors of response to such a treatment format to guide clinicians when selecting the most suitable treatment for their patients. The aim of our study was to identify factors that predict subjective sleep quality of older adults following group-based administration of cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). METHODS: Eighty-six adults (41 men; mean age, 64.10 y; standard deviation [SD], 6.80) with sleep maintenance or early morning awakening insomnia were selected from a community-based sample to participate in a 4-week group-based treatment program of CBT-I. Participants were required to complete 7-day sleep diaries and a comprehensive battery of questionnaires related to sleep quality and daytime functioning. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses were used to identify factors predicting subjective sleep quality immediately following treatment and at 3-month follow-up. Sleep diaries reported average nightly sleep efficiency (SE)...

Barreras percibidas y nivel de actividad física en adultos mayores de Aguascalientes, Ags.: Un estudio transversal; Perceived barriers and physical activity level in older adults from Aguascalientes, Ags.: un studio transversal

Andrade Osorio, Érika; Padilla Raygoza, Nicolás; Ruiz Paloalto, María Laura
Fonte: Murcia: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Murcia Publicador: Murcia: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Murcia
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Introducción. México está en transición demográfica con más del 10% de su población, siendo adultos mayores, quienes tienen elevada prevalencia de enfermedades no transmisibles. El objetivo fue conocer la relación entre las barreras percibidas y el nivel de actividad física en adultos mayores de Aguascalientes, Ags. Materiales y métodos. Es un estudio transversal, observacional, analítico. 150 adultos mayores registrados en el Sistema de Desarrollo Integral Familiar de Aguascalientes, que firmaron el consentimiento, fueron incluidos. Se aplicaron los cuestionarios de barreras percibidas y el internacional de actividad física. Análisis estadístico. Z para dos proporciones, valor de p, Razón de Momios e intervalos de confianza al 95% fueron calculados, entre barreras percibidas externas e internas y el nivel de actividad física que realizaban los adultos mayores de la muestra. Resultados. La muestra estuvo integrada por adultos mayores con edad entre los 60 y 70 años; 72% fueron mujeres, 78% tenían bajo nivel de actividad física. La falta de información acerca de los beneficios de la actividad física es una barrera para tener mejor nivel de actividad física (Z=2.36, p=0.02, RM=2.97 IC95%=1.28 a 6.90); la falta de apoyo de las familias es otra barrera para la actividad física (Z=2.91...

Phylloquinone (Vitamin K₁) Intake and Pulse Pressure as a Measure of Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults

Vaccaro, Joan; Huffman, Fatma G.
Fonte: SelectedWorks Publicador: SelectedWorks
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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This study examined the relationships among ethnicity/race, lifestyle factors, phylloquinone (vitamin K₁) intake, and arterial pulse pressure in a nationally representative sample of older adults from four ethnic/racial groups: non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, Mexican Americans, and other Hispanics. This was a cross-sectional study of U.S. representative sample with data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 of adults aged 50 years and older (N = 5296). Vitamin K intake was determined by 24-hour recall. Pulse pressure was calculated as the difference between the averages of systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure. Compared to White non-Hispanics, the other ethnic/racial groups were more likely to have inadequate vitamin K₁ intake. Inadequate vitamin K₁ intake was an independent predictor of high arterial pulse pressure. This was the first study that compared vitamin K₁ inadequacy with arterial pulse pressure across ethnicities/races in U.S. older adults. These findings suggest that vitamin K screening may be a beneficial marker for the health of older adults.

The descriptive epidemiology of accelerometer-measured physical activity in older adults

Berkemeyer, K.; Wijndaele, K.; White, T.; Cooper, A. J. M.; Luben, R.; Westgate, K.; Griffin, S. J.; Khaw, K. T.; Wareham, N. J.; Brage, S.
Fonte: BioMed Central Publicador: BioMed Central
Tipo: Article; accepted version
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This is the author accepted manuscript. It is currently under an indefinite embargo pending publication by BioMed Central.; Background: Objectively measured physical activity between older individuals and between populations has been poorly described. We aimed to describe and compare the variation in accelerometry data in older UK (EPIC-Norfolk) and American (NHANES) adults. Methods: Physical activity was measured by uniaxial accelerometry in 4,052 UK (49-91 years) and 3459 US older adults (49-85 years). We summarized physical activity as volume (average counts/minute), its underlying intensity distribution, and as time spent <100 counts/minute, ?809 counts/minute and ?2020 counts/minute both for total activity and that undertaken in ?10-minute bouts. Results: In EPIC-Norfolk 65% of wear-time was spent at <100 counts/minute and 20% spent in the range 100-500 counts/minute. Only 4.1% of this cohort accumulated more than 30min/day of activity above 2020 counts/minute in 10-minute bouts. If a cut-point of >809 counts/minute is used 18.7% of people reached the 30 minutes/day threshold. By comparison, 2.5% and 9.5% of American older adults accumulated activity at these levels, respectively. Conclusion: As assessed by objectively measured physical activity...

Association between participation in community groups and being more physically active among older adults from Florianópolis, Brazil

Mazo, Giovana Zarpellon; Benedetti, Tânia Bertoldo; Sacomori, Cinara
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; ; ; ; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 01/01/2011 ENG
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OBJECTIVE: In Brazil, older adults frequently participate in community groups. However, the influence of this participation on physical activity levels has not been fully investigated. It is known that both regular physical activity and social support are beneficial for health. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between participation in community groups and physical activity among older adults from Florianópolis, Brazil. METHODS: The sample consisted of 1062 adults with a mean age of 71.9 (±7.6) years. Among these individuals, 293 subjects participated in community groups and 769 did not. A questionnaire to collect sociodemographic data and the long version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire were used for the assessment. RESULTS: The prevalence of active older adults was 66.6% among participants in community groups and 58.4% among non-participants. Participation in these groups was significantly associated with being more physically active in the transportation and domestic domains, but with being less physically active in the leisure-time domain. Some changes in these associations were observed when the sample was stratified by age, gender, body mass index, and health status. With respect to total physical activity...

Family Ties, Economic Resources, and the Well-Being of Older Adults Across Communities in China

Sereny, Melanie Dawn
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Dissertação
Publicado em //2013
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Many older adults in the developing world rely on their adult children for financial, instrumental, and emotional support. The People's Republic of China (PRC), which will experience rapid population aging in the current century, is no exception. Many scholars and policy-makers are concerned that rapid economic, social, and demographic change in China is leading to a decline in traditional support for aging parents. This study examines the impact of family ties and economic resources on the receipt of support and the health of older adults across communities in China at different levels of economic development.

I analyze data from the 2002 and 2008 waves of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) as well as the 2000 and 2005 1% Chinese Census. Initiated in 1998, the CLHLS interviewed older adults residing in a random sample of counties and cities in 22 provinces and municipalities of China. Additionally, in 2002 a subset of adult children of CLHLS respondents were also interviewed in a separate survey. Furthermore, the 2008-2009 wave collected additional data from middle-aged and older adults residing in specially designated "longevity areas" in China. In addition to the standard questionnaire and health exam...

Comparação entre a cifose torácica de idosos sedentários e praticantes de atividade física pelo método flexicurva doi: 10.5007/1980-0037.2010v12n5p381; Comparison of thoracic kyphosis between sedentary and physically active older adults by the flexicurve method doi: 10.5007/1980-0037.2010v12n5p381

Bandeira, Fabrício Marinho; Universidade Católica de Brasília. Brasília, DF. Brasil; Delfino, Fabrício Costa; Universidade Católica de Brasília. Brasília, DF. Brasil; Carvalho, Gustavo Azevedo; Universidade Católica de Brasília. Brasília, DF. B
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brasil Publicador: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brasil
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; "Avaliado por Pares",; ; Avaliado por Pares; Estudo do tipo transversal Formato: application/pdf; application/pdf
Publicado em 12/08/2010 POR; ENG
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A hipercifose torácica é uma das alterações posturais mais comuns, sendo definida como um aumento da curvatura torácica no plano sagital da coluna vertebral. Com o envelhecimento, ocorrem alterações no sistema de controle postural que influenciam a mobilidade funcional e o déficit de equilíbrio em idosos. O objetivo do estudo foi comparar a cifose torácica de idosos praticantes de atividade física com idosos sedentários, determinando, assim, a influência da atividade física na cifose dorsal do idoso. Através de um estudo transversal, avaliaram-se 40 voluntários de ambos os sexos e sadios, que foram divididos em dois grupos, um de praticantes de atividades físicas (G1) e outro de sedentários (G2) com idade a partir de 60 anos e inferior a 69, que foram alocados aleatoriamente para aplicação do método flexicurva. Para a análise foram utilizados estatística descritiva, com média e desvio padrão, e o teste t independente de Student. Verificou-se que os indivíduos praticantes de atividade física foram os que menos sofreram com as alterações da curvatura da cifose torácica...

Academia da Melhor Idade: motivos para ingresso, permanência e satisfação dos idosos participantes; Golden Age Gym: reasons for entry, permanence and satisfaction among participating older adults

Salin, Mauren da Silva; University of the State of Santa Catarina. University of Joinville Region; Virtuoso, Janeisa Franck; University of the State of Santa Catarina; Nepomuceno, Alice Souza Noronha; University of the State of Santa Catarina; Weiers, Gr
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brasil Publicador: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brasil
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; "Avaliado por Pares",; Original paper; Avaliado por Pares; Artigos Originais Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 28/01/2014 ENG
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2014v16n2p152 Academias da saúde vêm sendo implantadas em diversos parques públicos e a população idosa tem sido beneficiada com a promoção de exercícios físicos (EF) nesses locais. O estudo teve como objetivo descrever a percepção dos idosos do Programa Academia da Melhor Idade (AMI), no município de Joinville - Santa Catarina (SC), quanto à moti-vação para o ingresso e permanência, satisfação e sugestões dos serviços prestados. Foram entrevistados 163 idosos (117 mulheres e 46 homens) participantes de 15 AMIs instaladas em praças públicas de Joinville. A coleta de dados se deu por meio de uma entrevista se-miestruturada. Utilizaram-se estatística descritiva para os dados quantitativos e análise de conteúdo temática para os dados qualitativos.   A motivação intrínseca foi preponderante no ingresso e permanência dos idosos nas AMIs, destacando-se a busca por saúde (ingresso) e a percepção dos benefícios que a prática de EF proporciona (permanência). O incentivo de terceiros foi o principal fator de motivação extrínseco para o ingresso e a sociabilização, principal motivo para a permanência. Os idosos estão satisfeitos com o atendimento pres-tado e a infraestrutura...

Bateria de testes da AAHPERD: adaptação para idosos institucionalizados; Adaptation of the AAHPERD test battery for institutionalized older adults.

Benedetti, Tânia R. Bertoldo; Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Centro de Desportos. Departamento de Educação Física. Florianópolis, SC. Brasil; Mazo, Giovana Zarpellon; Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina. Centro de Ciências da Saúde e
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brasil Publicador: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brasil
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; "Avaliado por Pares",; Descriptive; Avaliado por Pares; Empírica de campo Formato: application/pdf; application/pdf
Publicado em 14/12/2013 ENG
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2014v16n1p1 AAHPERD - American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance é uma bateria que avalia a aptidão funcional de idosos por meio de cinco testes físicos. O objetivo deste estudo foi adaptar a AAHPERD para testar em idosos institucionalizados e definir os valores normativos de aptidão funcional para esta população. Realizou-se um teste piloto em idosos institucionalizados, quando se confirmou a necessidade de adaptação dos testes de flexibilidade e de resistência aeróbia. O primeiro teste foi redesenhado para que o idoso não precisasse sentar-se no chão e no segundo, foi substituída a caminhada de meia milha pela caminhada de 6 minutos. A AAHPERD foi adaptada e submetida à testagem em uma amostra de 92 idosos residentes em seis Instituições de Longa Permanência para Idosos (ILPI). A aplicação bem sucedida da versão AAHPERD aos idosos institucionalizados permitiu a criação de valores normativos nos cinco testes físicos. Portanto, a AAHPERD adaptada é um instrumento de fácil aplicação, de baixo custo e de baixo risco na execução dos testes físicos, pois seus testes físicos foram adaptados para as condições físicas e funcionais de idosos institucionalizados. É uma bateria de testes físicos que contribuirá para a avaliação dos idosos e prescrição de exercícios.; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2014v16n1p1 The American Alliance for Health...

Dietary intake and nutritional status in cancer patients: comparing adults and older adults

Gómez Valiente da Silva,Henyse; Fonseca de Andrade,Camila; Seixas Bello Moreira,Annie
Fonte: Nutrición Hospitalaria Publicador: Nutrición Hospitalaria
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; journal article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Formato: text/html; application/pdf
Publicado em 01/04/2014 ENG
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Objective: Evaluate the nutrient intake and nutritional status of food in cancer patients admitted to a university hospital, with comparison of adult and older adult age category Methods: Cross-sectional study. This study involved cancer patients admitted to a hospital in 2010. Dietary habits were collected using a Brazilian food frequency questionnaire. Participants were divided in two groups: adults or older adults and in 4-cancer category: hematologic, lung, gastrointestinal and others. Body Mass Index evaluated nutritional status. Results: A total of 86 patients with a mean age of 56.5 years, with 55% males and 42% older adults were evaluated. The older adult category had a higher frequency of being underweight (24.4% vs 16.3%, p < 0.01) and a lower frequency of being overweight (7% vs. 15.1%, p < 0.01) than adults. Both, adult and older adults had a high frequency of smoking, alcohol consumption and physical inactivity. The older adults had lower consumption of calories, intake of iron and folic acid. Inadequacy of vitamin intake was observed in both groups; respectively, 52%, 43%, 95%, 76% and 88% for Vitamin A, C, D, E and folic acid. The older adults had a higher folic acid and calcium inadequacy than the adults (97% vs 82%...

Knowledge and perception of HIV prevention through condom use among midlife and older adults in Calabar, Nigeria

Philip-Ephraim,EE; Gyuse,ANI; Udonwa,NE; Peters,EJ; Anyanechi,CC
Fonte: West Indian Medical Journal Publicador: West Indian Medical Journal
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/07/2010 EN
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OBJECTIVES: Older people are at increasing risk of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. The use of condoms which can protect both partners from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV during vaginal and anal sex is mostly neglected by them. In fact, postmenopausal women may not see the need for condom use when they are no longer at risk for pregnancy. Even though HIV/AIDS in older patients carry a high mortality, it is many times neglected by even healthcare providers because of the belief that older persons are no longer sexually active. This study aimed to determine the perception and knowledge ofcondom use as a strategy for HIV/AIDS prevention among midlife and older adults in Calabar, Nigeria. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was carried out to identify the perception and knowledge of HIV transmission and condom use among adults over 50 years of age, in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was used to get the demographic data, sources of information about the disease, knowledge about the use of condom and its efficacy in preventing the disease. RESULTS: A total of 488 participants were interviewed, comprising 263 males (53.9%) and 225 females (46.1%). Most of them (83.8%) were married and the rest (16.2%) were single. The majority of the respondents (368...