Functional capacity and quality of life in older women practicing and not practicing hydrogymnastics

  • Daniel Vicentini de Oliveira Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) Centro Universitário Cesumar (Unicesumar)
  • José Roberto Andrade do Nascimento Júnior Universidade Federal do Vale do Sao Francisco (Univasf)
  • Maria do Carmo Correia de Lima Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)
  • Daniel Eduardo da Cunha Leme Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)
  • Mateus Dias Antunes Centro Universitário Cesumar (Unicesumar)
  • Sônia Maria Marques Gomes Bertolini Centro Universitário Cesumar (Unicesumar)
Keywords: Aging, Exercise, Geriatrics, Health Promotion.

Abstract

Objective: to compare the functional capacity and quality of life of older women practicing and not practicing hydrogymnastics. Methods: this is a simple natural experiment study, of a sample of 40 older women practicing hydrogymnastics and 40 not practicing hydrogymnastics. Latin American Development Group’s protocol was used to evaluate the functional capacity, and the WHOQOL-Bref and Old was used to evaluate the quality of life.Results: there were no differences in functional capacity or quality of life between the groups.Conclusion: it is concluded that there was not enough strong evidence to prove that older women practicing hydrogymnastics have a different functional capacity and quality of life compared to those not practicing physical exercise.
Published
2017-06-13
Section
Research Article