Score for the Assessment of Body Image and Health Diagnosis Based on Anthropometric and Biochemical Measures in the Elderly


  • Anna Cláudia Freire de Araújo Patrício
  • Iana Virginia Bezerra Félix
  • Thays Domingos de Brito Rodrigues
  • Brenda Feitosa Lopes Rodrigues
  • Ana Rebeca Soares de Medeiros
  • Milenna Azevedo Minhaqui Ferreira
  • Antônio Herculano de Araújo Neto
  • Maria Amanda Pereira Leite
  • Richardson Augusto Rosendo da Silva



Elderly, Body Image, Physical Activity, Quality of Life.


Objective: Identify a score for the diagnostic assessment of health and body image based on anthropometric and biochemical measures in the elderly.

Method: Transversal research exploratory and quantitative approach, developed in the South of the city of João Pessoa-PB with 21 elderly practitioners of physical exercises in sport aerobics in the period of May to June 2015. It was used a sociodemographic questionnaire and the International Physical Activity questionnaire, IPAQ. The research was authorized by the ethics on Research Committee of the University Center of João Pessoa/PB, CAAE 38840214.7.0000.5176.

Results: The study subjects had an average age of 65.9 and standard deviation 6.92 years. It was observed in table 2 the importance of body fat Mass and waist hip as the most influential in lifestyle, according to the non-parametric test of McNemar suitable for dichotomous dependent data. In table 3 the importance of all variables with exception of Edema as the most influential in body image, according to the non-parametric test of McNemar

Conclusion: It is observed that the elderly present composition of body fat mass and relative CK high, according to the measure of proximity of Jaccard, thus most of the elderly are in opposition to a healthy lifestyle. It is essential for the understanding of the characteristics and the transformations that the individuals with the advancement of age which reinforces the need for more effective actions in the control and/or prevention of health-related factors in the elderly.







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