Quality of life, elderly and physical activity


The concept of quality of life is multiple concerns as a cultural, social and environmental individuality. The aim of this study was to verify the levels of quality of life in elderly practitioners of physical activity comparing a active group with a control group The sample consisted of 159 physically independent and apparently healthy individuals of either sex, with mean age of 66.61 ± 4.73 years. Active group obtained mean 14.32 ± 0.763 in whoqol’s scores for levels of quality of life, the Control group (CG) obtained mean 13.31 ± 0.94 and p-value 0.05. The ANOVA with repeated samples showed higher values for active group when compared with control group after intervention, the significant level was p < 0.05. It must be recognized that not every aspect of human life is reduced to the practice of physical activity; however, it is an important instrument that generates well-being in this age group.

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Pernambuco, C. , Rodrigues, B. , Bezerra, J. , Carrielo, A. , Fernandes, A. , Vale, R. and Dantas, E. (2012) Quality of life, elderly and physical activity. Health, 4, 88-93. doi: 10.4236/health.2012.42014.

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