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Type: Artigo
Title: Hypertension And Functional Capacities In Community-dwelling Older Women: A Cross-sectional Study
Author: Coelho Junior
Helio Jose; Rodrigues
Bruno; Aguiar
Samuel da Silva; Goncalves
Ivan de Oliveira; Pires
Flavio de Oliveira; Asano
Ricardo Yukio; Uchida
Marco Carlos
Abstract: The present study aimed to investigate the association between hypertension and physical/functional capacities in community-dwelling older females.Materials and methods: Older female volunteers were dichotomized in two groups: hypertensive (n=134) and normotensive (n=244). Volunteers had their medical records reviewed and underwent evaluations of anthropometric data (weight, height and body mass index) and of physical and functional capacities.Results: The results showed that hypertensive older females presented higher values for age, weight, body mass index, and resting diastolic blood pressure than normotensive older females. Normotensive older females showed a higher performance in the one-leg stand test and six-minute walk test compared with hypertensive older females. Age, body mass index, maximal walking speed, performance in the Time Up and Go and six-minute walk test, and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus type II were factors associated with hypertension using the chi-square test. However, the multivariate regression analysis indicated that performance in the six-minute walk test was the only factor associated with hypertension.Conclusions: The patients with higher scores in the six-minute walk test, which is associated with aerobic capacity, show less odds to have clinical diagnosis of hypertension. However, hypertension was not associated with poor physical and functional capacity.
Subject: Functionality
Older People
Editor: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Citation: Blood Pressure . Taylor & Francis Ltd, v. 26, p. 156 - 165, 2017.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/08037051.2016.1270163
Date Issue: 2017
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