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Title: The importance of the program for the physical activity in perceived fatigue in older people
Author: Pedro, Luísa
Pais-Ribeiro, José Luís
Pinheiro, João Páscoa
Keywords: Physiotherapy
Physical activity
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Publisher: World Confederation for Physical Therapy
Citation: Pedro L, Pais-Ribeiro JL, Pinheiro JP. The importance of the program for the physical activity in perceived fatigue in older people. In: World Confederation for Physical Therapy – WCPT Congress 2017, Cape Town (South Africa), 2-4 July 2017.
Abstract: Background - Physical activity reduces the risk of numerous diseases, like ischemic heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, and cognitive disorders, as well as total mortality. The fatigue is a subjective symptom such as pain, it should be distinguished from muscle weakness, and which can be assessed objectively. Fatigue can be evaluated through the physical and physiological aspects and through the mental aspects (psychological and cognitive), It may be manifested by symptoms such as fatigue, lack of energy, increased drowsiness. Some studies show the importance of monitoring the fatigue through the implemented programs based on models of education and counseling: individual or group in order to help the older people to manage the symptoms of fatigue and its consequences. The promotion of physical activity can be important tool to control the perception of fatigue. Purpose - The aim of the study is to examine interest for intervention program of physical activity in the perception of fatigue, in older people.
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