Maruí Weber Corseuil Giehl

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The aim of this study was to describe prevalence, awareness, and treatment of high blood pressure (HBP) and associated factors among the elderly in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. This cross-sectional population-based study used a complex sampling design. HBP was defined as elevated blood pressure (by direct measurement), use of(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of the practice of leisure-time physical activity in older adults and to analyze its association with environment perception. METHODS Cross-sectional population study conducted from September 2009 to June 2010 with 1.656 individuals aged 60 years or older, living in the urban zone of the city of Florianópolis, Southern(More)
The objective was to identify factors associated with positive self-rated health in the elderly in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State, in the South of Brazil. This population-based cross-sectional study evaluated 1,705 elderly. Self-rated health was classified as positive (very good or good) or negative (fair, poor, and very poor). Crude and adjusted(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and factors associated with urinary incontinence in the elderly population of Florianópolis, in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. METHODS We used data from EpiFloripa Idoso 2009/2010 survey, a cross-sectional population-based study including 1,705 elderly of both the sexes. Poisson's regression (crude and adjusted(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the sample plan, operational aspects, and strategies used in the 2009/2010 and 2013/2014 EpiFloripa Aging Study. METHODS The EpiFloripa Aging is a population-based longitudinal study with 1,705 older adults (60 years or more) living in the municipality of Florianópolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 2009/2010 (baseline). The(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with annual mammogram screening in women 40 to 69 years of age in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. Data were obtained from two population studies with independent samples, one with adult women and the other with elderly women, in 2009-2010. Prevalence rates for annual mammogram(More)
To analyze the effects of anthropometric measures change on quality of life (QoL) in elderly, using measured anthropometric data on body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). Population-based cohort study investigating a sample of elderly (≥60) assessed in 2009 (n = 1705) and followed up in 2013 (n = 1197). QoL was evaluated in 2013 using the(More)
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