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Systematic review of physical activity promotion by community health workers

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Autor(es):
Costa, Evelyn Fabiana [1, 2] ; Guerra, Paulo Henrique [2, 3] ; dos Santos, Tayna Ishii [2] ; Florindo, Alex Antonio [3, 1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Publ Hlth, Post Grad Program Nutr, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Grp Studies & Res Phys Act Epidemiol, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Arts Sci & Humanities, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo de Revisão
Fonte: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE; v. 81, p. 114-121, DEC 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 9
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Objective. To assess the physical activity promotion in interventions conducted by community health workers. Methods. Systematic searches in five electronic databases (LILACS, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and SportDiscus) and manual searches in reference lists were conducted for papers published up until May 2014. The inclusion criteria were interventions delivered in adults by community health workers that had physical activity promotion as an objective (primary or secondary). Results. Of the 950 references initially retrieved, 26 were included in the descriptive synthesis. At the operational level, action strategies were predominantly based on the model of health education grounded in counseling, and delivered in populations at risk or diagnosed with chronic non-communicable diseases. Only five studies had the primary outcome of physical activity promotion and twenty-five studies used self-report methods for evaluation. The majority of studies (72.4%) were classified as having low or moderate risk of bias. Sixteen studies (61.5%) reported positive results for different parameters of physical activity. Most studies were carried out in the United States. The successful interventions were conducted over a period averaging 6.5 months and targeted mainly women, individuals older than thirty, specific ethnic groups, and syndromic or at-risk individuals. Conclusions. The community health workers were important for physical activity promotion, but further interventions should be carried out in different countries and less specific samples, that include physical activity as a primary outcome and employ direct methods for assessing physical activity. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/22204-7 - Revisão sistemática de fatores associados ao comportamento sedentário em crianças e adolescentes
Beneficiário:Paulo Henrique de Araújo Guerra
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado