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Tipo: Artigo de Periódico
Título: Physical activity attenuates neuropsychiatric disturbances and caregiver burden in patients with dementia
Autor(es): Christofoletti, Gustavo
Oliani, Merlyn Mércia
Gobbi, Lílian Teresa Bucken
Gobbi, Sebastião
Beinotti, Fernanda
Stella, Florindo
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: A significant benefit from physical activity has recently been described in some patients who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of physical activity on neuropsychiatric disturbances in demented patients and on the mental burden of their caregivers. METHODS: Assisted by a public geriatric psychiatry clinical unit, we studied 59 patients with dementia. Patients were divided into three groups according to their diagnosis and level of physical activity. Data were assessed through a semi-structured interview. Patients were evaluated with the Neuropsychiatric Inventory, the Mini-Sleep Questionnaire and the Baecke Questionnaire. The data were statistically analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U test and linear regression, with the level of significance set at 5%. RESULTS: Patients with Alzheimer's or vascular dementia who engaged in physical activity had fewer neuropsychiatric symptoms than those who did not. When compared to the control group, the caregivers of patients with vascular dementia who engaged in physical activity had a reduced burden. CONCLUSION: The regular practice of physical activity seems to contribute to a reduction in neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia patients and to attenuate the burden of the caregivers of those patients.
Palavras-chave: Demência
Saúde Pública
Terapia por Exercício
Psiquiatria Geriátrica
Cuidadores
Dementia
Public Health
Exercise Therapy
Geriatric Psychiatry
Caregivers
Editor: Clinics
Citação: CHRISTOFOLETTI, Gustavo et al . Physical activity attenuates neuropsychiatric disturbances and caregiver burden in patients with dementia. Clinics, São Paulo, v. 66, n. 4, 2011 . Available from <http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1807-59322011000400015&lng=en&nrm=iso>. access on 27 Apr. 2012.
Tipo de Acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-59322011000400015.
URI: https://repositorio.ufms.br/handle/123456789/1315
Data do documento: 2011
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