Impacto da obesidade na capacidade funcional de mulheres

Impacto da obesidade na capacidade funcional de mulheres

Alternative title Impact of obesity on the functional capacity of women
Author Orsi, Juliana Vianna de Andrade Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nahas, Fabio Xerfan Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gomes, Heitor Carvalho Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Andrade, Carlos Henrique Vianna de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Veiga, Daniela Francescato Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Novo, Neil Ferreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract OBJECTIVE. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional capacity of obese, overweight and eutrophic women.METHODS. An anaalytical cross study involved 90 adult women from 40 to 60 years of age, distributed in three groups., eutrophic (n=30), overweight (n=30) and obese (n=30). Patients were Interviewed by means of the specific health related quality of life questionnaire, Stanford Health Questionnaire(HAQ-20). They were also submitted to an exercise test to compare the maximal oxygen uptake (VO(2)max) among the three groups. Statistical analysis Included the chi-square test the Kruskal Wallis variance analysis and the Spearman and Pearson correlations for p = 0. 05.RESULTS. The group of obese women presented HAQ-20 (0.375) score rates significantly higher (p <0. 05) than the other groups (0), reflecting lesser functional capacity. The obese group presented VO(2)max score rates (25,8+/-5.0ml/kg/min), significantly lower p <0, 001) than the overweight (29.9+/-6.1 ml/kg/min) and eutrophic (33.8+/- 4, 1ml/kg/min) groups, Indicating a poorer cardio respiratory aptitude. There was no significant difference between the eutrophic and overweight VO2max and HAQ-20 score rates. Hypertension was more frequent among obese women(p=0.012) who also presented a lower le vel of schooling p = 0.026).CONCLUSION. Obese women presented a poorer physical aptitude and lesser functional capacity in relation to those In the eutrophic and overweight groups Furthermore, the obese also exhibited a worse prognosis for cardiovascular disease.
Keywords obesity
quality of life
body mass index
exercise test
Language Portuguese
Date 2008-03-01
Published in Revista Da Associacao Medica Brasileira. Sao Paulo: Assoc Medica Brasileira, v. 54, n. 2, p. 106-109, 2008.
ISSN 0104-4230 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Medica Brasileira
Extent 106-109
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000255920500010
SciELO ID S0104-42302008000200010 (statistics in SciELO)

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