Comparative study of Level of Physical Activity and Mental State for the Elderly

Authors

  • Renata Batista dos Santos Pinheiro Universidade Estadual do Piauí
  • Ana Maria da Silva rodrigues
  • Fabrício Ibiapina Tapety
  • José Nazareno Pearce de Oliveira Brito
  • Eucário Leite Monteiro Alves

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3823/2146

Keywords:

Aging, Memory. Physical Exercise., Aging. Memory. Physical Exercise

Abstract

Background: The ageing process is associated to many morphological and functionals alterations among them, the  alteration on the mental state has a spotlight, such alterations reflecting directly on the functional autonomy one of elderly person.

Objective: The objective of this work was to compare the level of physical exercise and mental on elderly who practices physical activities and who don't practice. 

Method:The research is transversal kind  and comparative and was done with 94 elderly divided in two groups, 48 were on the group of which practice exercise "Grupo de Exercicio" (GE) and 46 from "Grupo Controle" (GC). To collect dates was applied the MEEM, MAC-Q  and IPAQ, physical tests to evaluate the functional capacity. The informations were collected and analyzed through the SSP version 20.0. 

Results: The results showed no significant differences on the mental state on elderly who practices physical activities and who don't practice.On the functional capacity evaluation the elderly from GE group obtained better results than GC group. 

Conclusion: On this study haven't association between level of physical activities and elderly's mental state.Comparative study of Level of Physical Activity and Mental State for the Elderly

Author Biography

Renata Batista dos Santos Pinheiro, Universidade Estadual do Piauí

Departamento de Educação Física

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2016-10-22

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Sports Medicine