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LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND THE OCCURRENCE OF CHRONIC DISEASES IN PATIENTS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN PRESIDENTE PRUDENTE-SP

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Author(s):
Ana Carolina Alves da Costa Trindade¹ ; Monique Yndawe Castanho Araujo¹ ; Ana Paula Rodrigues Rocha¹ ; Luís Alberto Gobbo¹˒ ; Jamile Sanches Codogno¹˒
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: J. Phys. Educ.; v. 27, 2016.
Abstract

ABSTRACT Aging is associated with a higher prevalence of chronic diseases, which can be minimized by a healthy and active lifestyle. The aim of this study was to analyze the occurrence of chronic diseases in Public Healthcare System patients, according to the level of physical activity. In total 542 patients, 29.7% (n = 161) male and 70.3% (n = 381) female, were evaluated in two Basic Health Units. The level of physical activity, presence of diseases and economic condition were verified through the use of questionnaires. Obesity was assessed using the Body Mass index (in kg/m²). Cardiac arrhythmia diseases (p = 0.033), arthritis/osteoarthritis (p = 0.010) and a herniated disc (p = 0.006) were associated with the level of physical activity. It is concluded that the level of physical activity is associated with the occurrence of chronic diseases in patients over the age of 50 years served by the Public Healthcare System of Presidente Prudente/SP city. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/09645-7 - Risk factors related to loss of labour productivity and increased cost of ambulatory patients treated for basic health units
Grantee:Monique Yndawe Castanho Araujo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master