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Vanessa S. Pereira ; Patrícia Driusso ; José R. Rebelatto ; Natalia A. Ricci ;Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia 2013, 17 1

Author: Ana L. S. Rossi

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Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia ISSN: 1413-3555 rbfisio@ufscar.br Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e PósGraduação em Fisioterapia Brasil Rossi, Ana L.
S.; Pereira, Vanessa S.; Driusso, Patrícia; Rebelatto, José R.; Ricci, Natalia A. Profile of the elderly in physical therapy and its relation to functional disability Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, vol.
17, núm.
1, enero-febrero, 2013, pp.
77-85 Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia São Carlos, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=235025745012 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative original article Profile of the elderly in physical therapy and its relation to functional disability Perfil do idoso na fisioterapia e sua relação com a incapacidade funcional Ana L.
S.
Rossi, Vanessa S.
Pereira, Patrícia Driusso, José R.
Rebelatto, Natalia A.
Ricci ABSTRACT | Background: As the population ages, changes occur in the epidemiological profile towards the current predominance of chronic degenerative diseases which, when untreated, lead to loss of functional capacity and require long-term assistance.
Objectives: To describe the profile of the elderly attending the geriatric physical therapy service and to identify factors associated with functional disability.
Method: A cross-sectional descriptive analytical study was conducted.
The medical records of elderly individuals were analyzed using the first physical therapy assessment, which included sociodemographic, clinical and mobility data.
To determine the degree of disability (mild-moderate), the Brazilian Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire (BOMFAQ) was used.
Descriptive analysis and univariate logistic regression were performed, foll...





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