All publications of “Wilson Jacob Filho”

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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) […]

Potentially inappropriate medication prescribed to elderly outpatients at a general medicine unit

Christine Grützmann Faustino, Milton de Arruda Martins, Wilson Jacob Filho

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AO1844

ABSTRACT Objective: To establish the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications prescribed for elderly patients, to identify the most commonly involved drugs, and to investigate whether age, sex and number of medications were related with the prescription of these drugs. Methods: Prescriptions for 1,800 elderly patients (≥ 60 years) were gathered from a database. These prescriptions were written by general physicians at a tertiary level university hospital in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, from February to May 2008. Only one […]

Physical activity and stress coping in the elderly

Fernando de Andréa, Fernanda Varkala Lanuez, Adriana Nunes Machado, Wilson Jacob Filho

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082010AO1549

ABSTRACT Objective: To analyze the value of a physical activity program on stress coping of the elderly. Methods: Intervention study with a group of 18 elderly people referred by the Geriatric Service of the Hospital das Clinicas of the Universidade de Sao Paulo, who attended a supervised exercise program, evaluated by the human activity profile and the coping questionnaire. Results: In the coping and functional performance scales, increased stress coping capacity and improvement of daily activities were found after exposure […]

Correlation between two physical activity programs in the gait of sedentary elderly subjects

Mariana Varkala Lanuez, Fernanda Varkala Lanuez, Eduardo Gunther Montero, Wilson Jacob Filho

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1585

ABSTRACTObjectives:To assess the effect of exercise on gait using two different programs: a group of aerobic exercises (Group A, n = 18) and a group of flexibility and balance exercises (Group B, n = 19).Methods:A casualized controlled study, in which each sample controlled itself, was undertaken. The sample comprised 37 male and female subjects, aged from 60 to 90 years, from the outpatient clinic of the Geriatrics Unit of Hospital das Clínicas of Faculdade de Medicina of Universidade de São […]

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 […]