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D.P. Guedes ; R.A. Fernandes ; F.F. Reichert ;Motricidade 2012, 8 1

Author: D.B. Porto

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Motricidade ISSN: 1646-107X motricidade.hmf@gmail.com Desafio Singular - Unipessoal, Lda Portugal Porto, D.B.; Guedes, D.P.; Fernandes, R.A.; Reichert, F.F. Perceived quality of life and physical activity in Brazilian older adults Motricidade, vol.
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33-41 Desafio Singular - Unipessoal, Lda Vila Real, Portugal Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=273023647005 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 Motricidade 2012, vol.
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33-41 © FTCD-FIP-MOC doi:10.6063-motricidade.8(1).237 Perceived quality of life and physical activity in Brazilian older adults Percepção da qualidade de vida e atividade física em idosos brasileiros D.B.
Porto, D.P.
Guedes, R.A.
Fernandes, F.F.
Reichert ARTIGO ORIGINAL | ORIGINAL ARTICLE ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between self-perceived quality of life and physical activity in Brazilian older adults.
We investigated 199 individuals (117 men and 82 women) aged between 60 to 70 years old, employees of a public university.
Physical activity was estimated by the short version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ).
Self-perceived quality of life was assessed using the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-Bref) questionnaire composed of four domains: physical, psychological, social relationship and environment.
There was no difference in self-perceived quality of life between men and women.
In contrast, quality of life was associated with physical activity even after adjustment for gender, schooling and income.
The physical domain presented the strongest association with physical inactivity (Odds Ratio = 2.70, 95% CI 1.87−3.52).
Only the environment domain evaluated by WHOQOL-...





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