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Physical Activity Promotion in Primary Health Care in Brazil: A Counseling Model Applied to Community Health Workers

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Autor(es):
Florindo, Alex Antonio [1] ; Costa, Evelyn Fabiana [2] ; Sa, Thiago Herick [2] ; dos Santos, Tayna Ishii [2] ; Velardi, Marilia [1] ; Andrade, Douglas Roque [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Arts Sci & Humanities, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Publ Hlth, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH; v. 11, n. 8, p. 1531-1539, NOV 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 6
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Background: The aim of this study was to describe a methodology for training to provide counseling on physical activity among community health workers working within primary healthcare in Brazil. Methods: This was an intervention study conducted with 65 community health workers in the Ermelino Matarazzo district in the: Sao Paulo, Brazil (30 in intervention group). The intervention group received a course of 12 hours (with 4 meetings of 3 hours each in 1 month) that aimed to improve their knowledge and be autonomous with regard to promoting physical activity. For data analysis, focus groups and questionnaires on knowledge and perceptions regarding physical activity were used. Results: The average attendance for the 4 meetings was 29 workers (93% of total). There was an improvement in knowledge on physical activity recommendations in comparison with the control (P = .03), and qualitative results revealed that the professionals appreciated the learned content, valued its application based on knowledge construction and felt secure about promoting physical activity. This was seen through high adherence levels and construction collective of proposal for home visits for physical activity promotion. Conclusion: The training was effective in improving knowledge and attitudes toward counseling on physical activity among community health workers. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/14119-4 - Estudo de intervenções para a promoção das atividades físicas no Sistema Único de Saúde pela Estratégia de Saúde da Família
Beneficiário:Alex Antonio Florindo
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular