Effectiveness of a physical activity program on indicators of health status of users of the Family Health Strategy

Janaina Vasconcelos Rocha, Saulo Vasconcelos Rocha, Wisla Keile Medeiros Rodrigues, Paulo Fonseca Valença Neto, Lélia Renata Carneiro Vasconcelos

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Introduction: The guided interventions in drug therapies contribute to the effectiveness of health promotion in the Family Health Strategy (FHS). Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of an action grounded in physical activity in heath state of users in the Unified Health System [Sistema Único de Saúde – SUS] of the Family Health Strategy of the Municipality of Iguaí (BA). Methodology: Intervention study with an epidemiological approach, studies in the community, sample of 30 registered users on FHU aged ≥ 60 years old. Data collection was performed using an instrument that contained sociodemographic information, and evaluation of blood pressure and glucose levels, weight and height for later calculation of Body Mass Index (BMI). The physical activity program was conducted during the period of 10 months, with a frequency of 5 days/weeks. The activities were carried out in a city of FHU of Iguaí (BA). The data from this study were tabulated and analyzed using SPSS 15.0. Results: After the intervention, there was a statistically significant reduction in levels in the blood pressure and glucose levels, and reduction in body mass index, indicating the importance of this intervention as a form of non-pharmacological treatment for hypertension and diabetes. Conclusion: We observed the effectiveness of the intervention was possible to reduce risk factors, but it is necessary that the projects have sustainability, to continue with its development.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-5150.028.002.AO17

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