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Functional capacity in elderly and factors associated

Grant number: 11/18848-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2011
Effective date (End): October 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal researcher:Alberto de Vitta
Grantee:Débora de Melo Trize
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências da Saúde. Universidade do Sagrado Coração (USC). Bauru , SP, Brazil


The goal will be to verify the level of functional ability in individuals 60 years or more of areas covered by the Family Health Strategy "Vila Sao Paulo" in the city of Bauru, São Paulo, and its association with demographic and socioeconomic variables relating to work, lifestyle and morbidity. Sampling will be by cluster in two stages, and the sample size will be 360 seniors. To collect the data will be interviewed, at home, using the following instruments: 1. Characteristics of participants (demographics, socio-economic factors; characterization of the work, lifestyle, morbidity), 2. Musculoskeletal symptoms in the questionnaire Nordic - Nordic questionnaire for the analysis of muscoloskeletal symptoms. 3. Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. The association between autonomy and demographic and socioeconomic variables, the workplace, lifestyle, and morbidity will be tested by reason of the prevalence and later through logistic regression models. In all tests will be considered the significance level of 5%.(AU)

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DÉBORA DE MELO TRIZE; MARTA HELENA SOUZA DE CONTI; MÁRCIA APARECIDA NUEVO GATTI; NATASHA MENDONÇA QUINTINO; SANDRA FIORELLI ALMEIDA PENTEADO SIMEÃO; ALBERTO DE VITTA. Fatores associados à capacidade funcional de idosos cadastrados na Estratégia Saúde da Família. Fisioter. Pesqui., v. 21, n. 4, p. 378-383, . (11/18848-0)

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