Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 139--142

Effects of a physical activity program on the quality of life among elderly people in Brazil


Eduardo da Fonte1, Pedro Henrique Feitosa2, Luiz Teixeira de Oliveira Neto2, Carla Leal de Arajo3, Jos Natal Figueiroa4, Joo Guilherme Alves3 
1 Department of Mental Health, Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira, Rua dos Coelhos, 300, Recife, Brazil
2 Department of Pediatrics, Faculdade Pernambucana de Sade, Rua Jean mile Favre 422, Recife, Brazil
3 Department of Mother and Child Care, Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira, Rua dos Coelhos, 300, Recife, Brazil
4 Department of Biostatistics, Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira, Rua dos Coelhos, 300, Recife, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Joo Guilherme Alves
Department of Mother and Child Care, Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira, Rua dos Coelhos, 300, Boa Vista, Recife, PE 50070 550
Brazil

Purpose: To assess the quality of life (QOL) of elderly people in the DQAcademia da Cidade programDQ (ACP), a public Brazilian Government Program encourages physical and leisure activity in Recife, Brazil. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study evaluated 181 elderly people attending the DQACPDQ at least twice a week. Demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical data were presented according to World Health Organization QOL (WHOQOL)-BREF and WHOQOL-OLD scores. Results: Univariate analysis showed that WHOQOL-BREF and WHOQOL-OLD scores were positively associated with longer duration of participation in DQACP,DQ P < 0.030 and P < 0.003, respectively, a multivariate regression analysis showed that duration of participation in DQACPDQ remained associated with higher WHOQOL-BREF (P = 0.023) and WHOQOL-OLD (P = 0.038) scores. Conclusion: A longer duration of participation in a community-based physical activity program, DQACP,DQ may contribute to a better QOL for the elderly in Brazil.


How to cite this article:
da Fonte E, Feitosa PH, de Oliveira Neto LT, de Arajo CL, Figueiroa JN, Alves JG. Effects of a physical activity program on the quality of life among elderly people in Brazil.J Family Med Prim Care 2016;5:139-142


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da Fonte E, Feitosa PH, de Oliveira Neto LT, de Arajo CL, Figueiroa JN, Alves JG. Effects of a physical activity program on the quality of life among elderly people in Brazil. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 21 ];5:139-142
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