Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Functionality and Attitudes in Relation to Aging of Elderly Women Practicing Physical Exercises

Submission: January 17, 2018; Published: February 21, 2018

Volume2 Issue2
February 2018


The objective was to verify the attitudes regarding old age and the functional capacity of elderly women practicing physical exercises. This is a cross-sectional study, realized with 200 women. The Functional Protocol of the Latin American Development Group for Maturity (GDLAM) and the Scale for Assessment of Attitudes in Relation to Old Age was used. There was a significant correlation only in the stand up from sitting position test, with the domains of expectations regarding activity (r=-0.31), satisfaction with life (r=0.38) and death anxiety (r=-0.27). It can be concluded that there is correlation between some domains of the functional capacity test and the attitudes towards old age.

Keywords: Physical fitness; Motor activity; Aging; Health promotion

Abbreviations: ADLS: Activities of Daily Living; LADGM: Latin American Development Group for Maturity; W10M: Walk 10 meters; SULP: Stand Up from Laying Position; SUCWH: Sit and Stand Up from a Chair and Walk around the House; SUSP: Stand Up from Sitting Position; DUT: Dress and Undress a T-shirt

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