Physical Therapy for Hypertensive Elderly

2014-08-27 03:33:07 | BioPortfolio


Physical therapy for hipertensive elderly: effects in the physical activity and exercise adherence.

Introduction: The arterial hypertension (AH) is a clinical syndrome characterized by blood pressure ≥ 140/90mmHg. Practical of physical activity (PA) and/or physical exercise (PE) is one of the modalities of not farmacological treatment. Hypertensive aged not adhere to this recommendation for presenting factors that make it difficult this practical. Objective: to verify if physical therapy (PT) treatment can improve the AF and EF adhesion of hypertensive aged. Methods: The sample was composed by 43 hypertensive aged of Arterial Hypertensive League of the Federal University of Goiás. Of these, 30 had remained in the study and had been randomized in study group (SG) (16 patients) and control group (CG) (14 patients). SG was submitted of the PT treatment and participated of educative meetings, the CG only participated of the meetings. To evaluate adhesion to the AF was used the pedometer and EF was used a questionnaire of open and closed questions, six minute walk test (6`WT) and ergometric test (ET).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




Physical Therapy and education meetings, education meetings


Liga de Hipertensão Arterial da Universidade Federal de Goiás




Universidade Federal de Goias

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