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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Comparison of the Effects of Physical Activity in Elderly Women and Medicine Use: Short Communication

Submission: September 06, 2022;Published: October 28, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2022.08.000678

ISSN 2578-0093
Volume 8 Issue 1


Elderly people in general, including women, are more susceptible to some diseases such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dementia, etc. Aging accompanied by reduced levels of physical activity increases the chances of getting sick and needing medication. The present study aimed to compare elderly women who use more or less medication and their respective levels of physical activity. For this, interviews and a questionnaire (7-Day Physical Activity Recall – 7DPAR) were used for 73 volunteer women over 60 years old. They were divided into 2 groups (<3 drugs and ≥3 drugs). The results allow us to conclude that the most active women had lower consumption of medicines.

Keywords: 7DPAR; Physical activity; Medication; Aging; Elderly woman

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