Maria de Fátima Nunes Marucci

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This study provides the prevalence, by gender and age-groups, of observed physical performance test (PPT) assessing functional limitation for representative samples of elderly Brazilian subjects living in São Paulo city. This cross-sectional epidemiological study, both population- and household-based, is part of a multicenter survey (SABE) undertaken in(More)
The article presents gender and age-specific selected anthropometric data for a representative sample of elderly Brazilians in the city of São Paulo. This was a cross-sectional, population-based household survey. A total of 1,894 older adults (men and women, > 60 years) were examined from January to March 2001. Data were presented as means and percentiles(More)
The study showed the effects of a 10-week resistance training program on flexibility of elderly women (n = 11) between 62 and 78 years of age. The control group was composed of 8 women (62 to 73 years old) who were physically inactive. Flexibility was evaluated through the sit-and-reach test, performed both before and after the training program. After an(More)
The objective of this study was to compare skeletal muscle mass (SMM) in older adults as estimated by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and three predictive equations. A total of 180 older adults (120 women and 60 men) aged 60 to 81 years were studied. Appendicular SMM was measured by DXA and estimated using predictive equations based on anthropometric(More)
OBJECTIVE To test association between overweight, central obesity and stature. DESIGN Cross-sectional study carried-out between 1990-1991. SUBJECTS 951 adults (387 male and 564 female) aged 20-64 y, resident in the metropolitan area of São Paulo, Brazil. MEASUREMENTS Anthropometry, blood lipid concentrations (total, high density lipoprotein (HDL) and(More)
The positive association between WC and systemic arterial hypertension (SAH), diabetes mellitus (DM) and HD calls for investigation in the elderly. The objective of the present study was to identify WC values, so as better to determine the risk of these diseases. This was a longitudinal study using the data of 405 elderly participants of the SABE Survey:(More)
SUMMARY Increased knowledge about nutritional status and energy and nutrient intakes is required to improve the treatment of patients with heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVES To verify the nutritional status and evaluate the adequacy of energy, macronutrient and micronutrient intakes in patients with HF in outpatient clinical settings. METHODS We collected(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the independent association between undernutrition and death in older adults in a community-dwelling setting. METHODS This retrospective study was based on the Health, Well-being and Ageing survey conducted in 2000 that included 1170 older adults (≥60 y) from São Paulo, Brazil. Death occurrences were considered through March,(More)
BACKGROUND The Walking Impairment Questionnaire (WIQ) has been used to evaluate walking impairment in subjects with intermittent claudication (IC). However, this questionnaire has yet to be translated to Brazilian Portuguese, which limits its use in Brazilian subjects. OBJECTIVE To translate and analyze the validity and reliability of WIQ in Brazilian(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to quantify mineral and vitamin concentration in habitual diet of adults of between 20 and 88 years of age. A dietary survey was carried out between 1990-1991 as a part of the cross-sectional study: "Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, lipemic disorders, hypertension, obesity and diabetes mellitus in a population(More)