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Physical activity level and main perceived barriers in adults: a Rio Claro city study.

Grant number: 07/02229-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2008
Effective date (End): August 31, 2009
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physical Education
Principal researcher:Sebastião Gobbi
Grantee:Emerson Sebastião
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil


According to the task force, after well controled studies, the regular practice of physical activity was associated to a better health and longevity; however more than 60% of the brazilian adult population is not engaged in regular physical activity. Several factors can be crucial to facilitate or not the physical activity practice. When these factors constrain or dificultate this practice we call them barriers. Then, the aim of this study is to analyse the physical activity level and the major barriers perceived by adult individuals living in Rio Claro/SP city. The data collection protocol will be compound by three questionnaires: a) Questionnaire of identification and homing; b) IPAQ long version; c) Questionnaire of barriers to physical activity; d) Questionnaire of social-economic classification; and e) Questionnaire of physical fitness. Individuals with 20 or more years of age will be selected in 100 censitary sectors in a randomized and stratificated way. A descriptive analyses will be done in order to characterize the sample and the contingency tables 2 x 2 will be applied for association purposes. The contingency tables use the odds ratio in order to verify the association among the variables. We hypothesize that the prevalence of physical innactivity increases and the perceived barriers to physical activity are different in each age group as the age increases.

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Scientific publications
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SEBASTIAO, E.; GOBBI, S.; CHODZKO-ZAJKO, W.; SCHWINGEL, A.; PAPINI, C. B.; NAKAMURA, P. M.; NETTO, A. V.; KOKUBUN, E.. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire-long form overestimates self-reported physical activity of Brazilian adults. PUBLIC HEALTH, v. 126, n. 11, p. 967-975, . (07/02229-4)
SEBASTIAO, EMERSON; ESPINOZA GALVEZ, PATRICIA ANDREA; NAKAMURA, PRISCILA MISSAKI; PAPINI, CAMILA BOSQUIERO; KOKUBUN, EDUARDO; GOBBI, SEBASTIAO. Activity behavior, nutritional status and perceived health in older Brazilian adults: Does the number of chronic diseases matter?. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, v. 17, n. 12, p. 2376-2382, . (07/02229-4)
NAKAMURA, PRISCILA MISSAKI; TEIXEIRA, INAIAN PIGNATTI; CARACA SMIRMAUL, BRUNO PAULA; SEBASTIAO, EMERSON; PAPINI, CAMILA BOSQUIERO; GOBBI, SEBASTIAO; KOKUBUN, EDUARDO. Health related quality of life is differently associated with leisure-time physical activity intensities according to gender: a cross-sectional approach. HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES, v. 12, . (07/02229-4)
Academic Publications
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SEBASTIÃO, Emerson. Nível de atividade física e principais barreiras percebidas por indivíduos adultos: um levantamento no município de Rio Claro - SP. 2009. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências. Rio Claro Rio Claro.

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