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Revista Medica Herediana

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ZHANG-XU, Angélica et al. Global physical activity in outpatients with cardiovascular risk factor aplying "International Physical Activity Questionaire (IPAQ). Rev Med Hered [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.3, pp.115-120. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objective: To evaluate the global physical activity level of patients with cardiovascular risk factors, using IPAQ. Material and methods: Serial cases type. We included patients with arterial hypertension, obesity, diabetes between 35 to 69 years old. We used IPAQ, to measure physical activity level. Results: From 180 interviewed patients, 122 (67.8%) were female. The media age was 56.9 ± 8.8 years, the average BMI was 29.0 ± 5.2 (18.6 - 48.5). 109 (60.5%) presented one cardiovascular risk factor, 59 (32.8%) two risk factors and 12 (6.7%) three risk factors. The media diagnostic time in months was 34.6 (hypertensive patients) and 51.1 (diabetic patients). 30 (16.7%) patients had low level, 80 (44.4%) moderate and 70 (38.9%) high. There was no statistical difference between level of physical activity and sex or age. Hypertensive patients presented predominantly moderate level of physical activity (p = 0.02) and patients with hypertension + obesity showed predominantly high level of activity (p = 0.07). Conclusion: The level of global physical activity of patients with selected cardiovascular risk factors of our study was predominantly moderate and high.(Rev Med Hered 2011;22:115-120).

Keywords : Physical activity; arterial hypertension; obesity; diabetes; IPAQ.

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