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dc.contributor.authorDo Prado, Glauber Dias
dc.contributor.authorRuiz Prado, Renata Bilion
dc.contributor.authorCamargo Marciano, Lucia Helena Soares
dc.contributor.authorTonelli Nardi, Susilene Maria
dc.contributor.authorCordeiro, Jose Antonio
dc.contributor.authorMonteiro, Henrique Luiz [UNESP]
dc.identifier.citationLeprosy Review. Colchester: Lepra, v. 82, n. 3, p. 270-278, 2011.
dc.description.abstractDisability caused by leprosy may be associated with stigma. The aim of this work is to describe the degree of disability, quality of life and level of physical activity of individuals with leprosy and to identify possible correlations between these factors. Ninety-seven patients from two referral centres were studied. A complete medical history was taken and the World Health Organization degree of physical disability classification (WHO-DG), the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and the Medical Outcome Study 36-item Short-form health Survey (SF36) were applied. The mean age of patients was 51 +/- 14.9 years old; participants were predominantly men, married, unemployed, had concluded treatment and had had lepromatous leprosy. The WHO-DG and the level of physical activity (P-value = 0.36) were not correlated. The WHO-DG showed that 72.2% of patients had disabilities, 37-1% of whom performed vigorous physical activities. No significant association was observed between the WHO-DG and the domains of the QoL SF-36 except for functional capacity (P-value = 0.02); the physical capacity is generally 'very good' when individuals have no disabilities and 'bad' with severe disabilities. In conclusion, the WHO-DG of leprosy patients does not affect the level of physical activities or quality of life except functional capacity. There is no significant association between physical activities and quality of life in these individuals.en
dc.relation.ispartofLeprosy Review
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.titleWHO disability grade does not influence physical activity in Brazilian leprosy patientsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionFac Integradas Bauru
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.description.affiliationInst Lauro de Souza Lima, BR-17034971 Bauru, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationFac Integradas Bauru, Bauru, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationPaulista State Univ Bauru, Bauru, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespPaulista State Univ Bauru, Bauru, Brazil
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unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Ciências, Baurupt
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