Influence of Body Composition Measures about Cardiovascular Risks in the Elderly Practitioners of Physical Activity

  • Anna Cláudia Freire de Araújo Patrício Ph.D. in Nursing for Nurse. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte. João Pessoa/Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Richardson Augusto Rosendo da Silva Nurse. Assistant Professor, graduate program in nursing at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
  • Jiovana Souza Santos Nurse. Master's degree in Nursing from the Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa/Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Brenda Feitosa Lopes Rodrigues Bachelor of Nursing Student. Centro Universitário de João Pessoa. João Pessoa/Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Ana Rebeca Soares de Medeiros Bachelor of Nursing Student. Centro Universitário de João Pessoa. João Pessoa/Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Milenna Azevedo Minhaqui Ferreira Bachelor of Nursing Student. Centro Universitário de João Pessoa. João Pessoa/Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Thays Domingos de Brito Rodrigues Bachelor of Nursing Student. Centro Universitário de João Pessoa. João Pessoa/Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Géssica Thais de Sousa Nascimento Bachelor of Nursing Student. Centro Universitário de João Pessoa. João Pessoa/Paraíba, Brazil.

Abstract

Objective: Analyze the influence of the measures body composition cardiovascular risk in elderly practitioners of physical activity. Method: This is an exploratory study, transversal and quantitative. Held from May to June 2015, in the municipality of João Pessoa/Paraíba, with elderly patrons of sport aerobics. Were selected for the study 21 people, with inclusion criteria does not own metallic structure in the body to prevent the measure through bioimpedance equipment octopolar InBody 720 and own age less than 60 years. Results: Most of the individuals represented unfavorable health condition being more prone to cardiovascular risks. Identified that normal systolic blood pressure was the variable that most contributed to the score designed to show the possibility of a lower cardiovascular risk, while the visceral fat and fat-free mass were the factors that contributed for increased cardiovascular risk. Conclusion: Optimization of preventive practices is necessary for cardiovascular diseases that propitiate the awareness of affected subject.

Keywords: Anthropometry. Elderly. Body Composition.

Published
Jun 28, 2016
How to Cite
FREIRE DE ARAÚJO PATRÍCIO, Anna Cláudia et al. Influence of Body Composition Measures about Cardiovascular Risks in the Elderly Practitioners of Physical Activity. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, june 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1646>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1987.
Section
Nursing

Keywords

Anthropometry. Elderly. Body Composition.