All publications of “Alexandre Leopold Busse”

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Applicability of the Spoken Knowledge in Low Literacy Patients with Diabetes in Brazilian elderly

Jonas Gordilho Souza, Daniel Apolinario, José Marcelo Farfel, Omar Jaluul, Regina Miksian Magaldi, Alexandre Leopold Busse, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082016ao3747

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo translate, adapt and evaluate the properties of a Brazilian Portuguese version of the Spoken Knowledge in Low Literacy Patients with Diabetes, which is a questionnaire that evaluate diabetes knowledge.Methods A cross-sectional study with type 2 diabetes patients aged ≥60 years, seen at a public healthcare organization in the city of Sao Paulo (SP). After the development of the Portuguese version, we evaluated the psychometrics properties and the association with sociodemographic and clinical variables. The regression models were adjusted for […]

Learning effect of computerized cognitive tests in older adults

Rafaela Sanches de Oliveira, Beatriz Maria Trezza, Alexandre Leopold Busse, Wilson Jacob Filho

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2954

ObjectiveTo evaluate the learning effect of computerized cognitive testing in the elderly.MethodsCross-sectional study with 20 elderly, 10 women and 10 men, with average age of 77.5 (±4.28) years. The volunteers performed two series of computerized cognitive tests in sequence and their results were compared. The applied tests were: Trail Making A and B, Spatial Recognition, Go/No Go, Memory Span, Pattern Recognition Memory and Reverse Span.ResultsBased on the comparison of the results, learning effects were observed only in the Trail Making […]

Effects of resistance training and aerobic exercise in elderly people concerning physical fitness and ability: a prospective clinical trial

Maria Fernanda Bottino Roma, Alexandre Leopold Busse, Rosana Aparecida Betoni, Antonio Cesar de Melo, Juwando Kong, Jose Maria Santarem, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000200003

Objective:To compare the effects of physical fitness and function on older adults in two programs of supervised exercise activity: resistance training and aerobic exercise.METHODS:This study is a randomized, prospective clinical trial composed of sedentary elderly people who did not have contraindications to exercise. Participants were divided into two groups: group one performed 6 exercises of resistance training twice a week, and group two participated in walking activity for 30 minutes twice a week. Functional assessment (time 0,6 and 12 months) […]

Effects of Tai Chi Chuan on cognition of elderly women with mild cognitive impairment

Juliana Yumi Tizon Kasai, Alexandre Leopold Busse, Regina Miksian Magaldi, Maria Angela Soci, Priscilla de Moraes Rosa, José Antônio Esper Curiati, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1470

ABSTRACTObjective:To detect the effects of Tai Chi Chuan practice on the cognition of elderly subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment.Methods:This is a pilot study with 26 elderly patients (mean age of 74 years) with Mild Cognitive Impairment. The evaluation instruments were Subjective Memory Complaint Scale (SMC), Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test (RBMT) and Digit Span Forward and Backward (DSF and DSB) from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS). One group of 13 patients received two weekly 60-minute classes of Tai Chi Chuan […]