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High prevalence of physical inactivity among adolescents living with HIV/AIDS

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Luana Fiengo Tanaka ; Maria do Rosário Dias de Oliveira Latorre ; Aline Medeiros Silva ; Thais Claudia Roma de Oliveira Konstantyner ; Stela Verzinhasse Peres ; Heloisa Helena de Sousa Marques
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria; v. 33, n. 3, p. -, Set. 2015.

AbstractObjective:To assess the prevalence of physical inactivity among adolescents with HIV/AIDS, as well as associated factors.Methods:Ninety-one adolescents (from 10 to 19 years old) with HIV/AIDS who are patients at a university follow-up service were interviewed. Anthropometric data (weight, height, and waist circumference) were measured twice; clinical information was obtained from medical records, and habitual physical activity was assessed by a questionnaire proposed by Florindo et al. The cutoff point for sedentariness was 300 minutes/week.Results:The prevalence of inadequate height for age, malnutrition, and overweight/obesity was 15.4%, 9.9% and 12.1%, respectively. The most common physical activities were soccer (44.4%), volleyball (14.4%) and cycling (7.8%). The median times spent with physical activity and walking/bicycling to school were 141 min and 39 min, respectively. Most adolescents (71.4%) were sedentary and this proportion was higher among girls (p=0.046).Conclusions:A high prevalence of physical inactivity among adolescents with HIV/AIDS was observed, similar to the general population. Promoting physical activity among adolescents, especially among girls with HIV/AIDS, as well as monitoring it should be part of the follow-up routine of these patients. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/53322-7 - Quality of life and its relation to the lifespan of HIV/AIDS children and adolescents
Grantee:Maria Do Rosario Dias de Oliveira Latorre
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/01187-9 - Assessment of diet quality and physicial activity levels of adolescents living with HIV/AIDS
Grantee:Luana Fiengo Tanaka
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master