einstein (São Paulo). 17/Jun/2019;17(3):eAO4619.

Physical activity level and lifestyle perception in prebariatric surgery patients

Eduardo Gauze Alexandrino ORCID logo , Danilo Francisco da Silva Marçal ORCID logo , Mateus Dias Antunes ORCID logo , Leonardo Pestillo de Oliveira ORCID logo , Ely Mitie Massuda ORCID logo , Sonia Maria Marques Gomes Bertolini ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4619

Abstract

Objective

To determine sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle perception and physical activity levels in obese prebariatric surgery patients.

Methods

A quantitative, cross-sectional study. The sample comprised 96 male and female morbidly obese prebariatric surgery patients. Questionnaires addressing sociodemographic profile, lifestyle perception and physical activity levels were applied.

Results

Patients were aged 40.3±11.45 years. Inadequate levels of physical activity were reported by 47.8% of patients; most respondents (79.2%) attributed scores defined as inadequate to the physical activity domain of the lifestyle questionnaire. Time spent on physical activity practice per week differed significantly between patients reporting being physically active or physically inactive in adolescence (p=0.046).

Conclusion

Most obese prebariatric surgery patients perceive their lifestyle as inadequate, in spite of eligibility for bariatric surgery. Results also indicate that physical activity practice and nutrition are the domains with greatest impacts on patient lifestyle, and that physical activity practice in adolescence may contribute to adoption of a more active behavior in adulthood, which may represent a vital tool for health promotion in patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

Physical activity level and lifestyle perception in prebariatric surgery patients

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