einstein (São Paulo). 01/Mar/2015;13(1):47-51.

Impact of activities in self-esteem of patients in a pulmonary rehabilitation program

Juliana Nascimento de Oliveira, Cecilia Melo Rosa Tavares, Selma Denis Squassoni, Nadine Cristina Machado, Priscila Kessar Cordoni, Luciene Costa Bortolassi, Mônica Silveira Lapa, Elie Fiss

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3209

Objective
To evaluate self-esteem and self-image of respiratory diseases patients in a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, who participated in socialization and physical fitness activities, and of patients who participated only in physical fitness sessions.
Methods
A descriptive cross-sectional exploratory study. Out of a total of 60 patients analyzed, all enrolled in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, 42 participated in at least one of the proposed activities, 10 did not participate in any activity and 8 were excluded (7 were discharged and 1 died).
Results
When the two groups were compared, despite the fact that both demonstrated low self-esteem and self-image, the difference between them was relevant (p<0.05) regarding self-esteem, indicating that those who participated in the proposed socialization activities had better self-esteem than the individuals who only did the physical fitness sessions. Regarding self-image, the difference between the groups was not relevant (p>0.05).
Conclusion
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program patients evaluated presented low self-esteem and self-image; however, those carrying out some socialization activity proposed had better self-esteem as compared to the individuals who did only the physical fitness sessions.

Impact of activities in self-esteem of patients in a pulmonary rehabilitation program

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