Marcus Alessandro de Alcântara

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BACKGROUND Aging compromises the ability of the central nervous system to maintain body balance and reduces the capacity for adaptive reactions. To prevent falls, the reception conditions for sensory information need to be improved. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of a structured aquatic and a non-aquatic exercise program for lower-limb muscle endurance(More)
Chronic pain contributes towards less diversified participation centred on household activities, fewer social relationships and smaller number of recreational activities. The aim of the study was to further investigate the effects of chronic pain on participation, focusing on how workers deal with the experienced restrictions. Ten workers with chronic pain(More)
BACKGROUND The Work Ability Model has a holistic structure that incorporates individual characteristics, work-related factors and life outside of work. The model has been explored in the context of Finland but still needs to be applied in other countries. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between age, health, work and work(More)
Our objective was to test the hypothesis that pain beliefs are mediators of disability in a population of workers with chronic pain. A cross-sectional study composed of 115 workers with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMD) whose symptoms appeared 6 months before the beginning of the study was conducted. Outcome measures included questionnaires on(More)
1 Scientific Initiation Student, UFVJM, Diamantina-MG, Brazil. 2 Fellow PhD degree, Department of General Biology, UFV, Viçosa-MG, Brazil. 3 Fellow Master degree, Department of Medicine, UFMG, Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil. 4 Master, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy. UFVJM, Diamantina-MG, Brazil. 5 MD, Surgeon, Holy House of Charity Hospital,(More)
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