Tânia Rosane Bertoldo Benedetti

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OBJECTIVE In Brazil, older adults frequently participate in community groups. However, the influence of this participation on physical activity levels has not been fully investigated. It is known that both regular physical activity and social support are beneficial for health. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between participation in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between physical activity level and mental health status among elderly people. METHODS This was a population-based survey with a probabilistic sample of 875 elderly people from a city of Southern Brazil, in 2002. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire and the Brazil Old Age Schedule questionnaire were(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)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence and associated factors of depressive symptoms in the elderly. METHODS Cross-sectional population based epidemiological study (The EpiFloripa Elderly survey) was carried out in two stage clusters, census tracts and households, with 1.656 elderly individuals in Florianópolis, SC. The prevalence of depressive symptoms(More)
In old age, social groups can be a crucial component for health and well-being. In 2009-2010, a follow-up survey was carried out in Florianópolis, Brazil to understand the impact of a variety of programs established since 2002 that were designed to enhance social activities among the older adult population. This study employed two surveys within the(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity is recommended as a part of a comprehensive lifestyle approach in the treatment of hypertension, but there is a lack of data about the relationship between different intensities of physical activity and cardiovascular parameters in hypertensive patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between the(More)
This study aimed to analyze the confirmatory factor validity and reliability of a self-efficacy scale for physical activity in a sample of 118 elderly (78% women) from 60 to 90 years of age. Mplus 6.1 was used to evaluate the confirmatory factor analysis. Reliability was tested by internal consistency and temporal stability. The original scale consisted of(More)
Fear of recurrent falls and associated factors among older adults from Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil Miedo a caída recurrente y factores asociados en ancianos de Florianópolis, Abstract Fear of falling is characterized by anxiety when walking or excessive worry about falling. This study aimed to investigate the factors associated with fear of(More)
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