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Quality assessment of inhospital patients unable to speak who use alternative and extended communication

Fabrício Marinho Bandeira, Flávia Perassa de Faria, Everaldo Batista de Araujo

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao2083

ABSTRACTObjective:To implement the use of alternative communication boards in patients hospitalized and unable to communicate by speech.Methods:A descriptive study with a sample of 30 patients hospitalized and unable to communicate by speech. Boards were made with Boardmaker® Software that consists of a graphical database containing Pictorial Communication Symbols. To assess the quality of life of these patients, the Portuguese SF-36, a translated version of the Medical Outcomes Study, was applied before and after the study.Results:We found that all domains of […]

Self-reported outcomes of patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery assessed by the WOMAC questionnaire

Michele Ferreira de Souza Di Nubila, Carolina Gomes Matarazzo, Andrea Diniz Lopes-Albers, Fátima Cristina Martorano Gobbi

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao1982

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess pain, stiffness and physical function outcomes among patients undergoing total hip replacement using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index.Methods:From January 2009 to July 2010, 64 male and female patients were assessed using the WOMAC questionnaire at baseline, hospital discharge, 3-month follow-up, and 6-month follow-up; one group of patients with primary hip osteoarthritis (n = 42) and another group with hip fracture (n = 22).Results:Changes in the total scores of the osteoarthritis group were statistically significant comparing […]

Impact of a program to promote health and quality of life of elderly

Silvia Affini Borsoi Tamai, Sergio Márcio Pacheco Paschoal, Julio Litvoc, Adriana Nunes Machado, Pedro Kallas Curiati, Luis Felipe Prada, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AO1759

ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the effect on quality of life of elderly people enrolled in GAMIA – Multidisciplinary Care Group to Outpatient Elderly Subjects (Grupo de Assistência Multidisciplinar ao Idoso Ambulatorial) of the Geriatric Department, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo. Methods: Between 2000 and 2002, 83 elderly participants of GAMIA were assessed by the World Health Organization Quality of Life scale (WHOQOL-bref) at the beginning and the end of the program. Functionality was assessed by […]

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 […]

Urinary incontinence after vaginal delivery or cesarean section

João Bosco Ramos Borges, Telma Guarisi, Ana Carolina Marchesini de Camargo, Thomaz Rafael Gollop, Rogério Bonassi Machado, Pítia Cárita de Godoy Borges

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1543

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess the prevalence of stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence and mixed urinary incontinence among women residing in the city of Jundiaí (São Paulo, Brazil), and the relation between the type of incontinence and the obstetric history of these women.Methods:A cross-sectional community-based study was conducted. A total of 332 women were interviewed; they were seen for whatever reason at the public primary healthcare units of the city of Jundiaí, from March 2005 to April 2006. A pre-tested questionnaire was administered […]

The impact of motivational interventions for increasing physical activity

Aneci Sobral Rocha, Marcio Marega

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1442

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess whether incentives for practicing regular physical activities in fact help raising the frequency of exercising.Methods:Male and female subjects undergoing two to three assessments in the Check-Up Unit of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (HIAE) were evaluated by noting any increase in levels of physical activity, improvements in mean metabolic unit numbers, and the sensitization index. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire was applied to assess the sample.Results:There were 1,879 subjects − 1,559 (83%) males and 320 (17%) females – aged […]

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