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Abstract Title

Evaluation of Body Mass index and Blood Pressure of Players of Brazil National Amputees Soccer Team in 2015

Abstract Theme

Sport medicine and injury prevention

Type Presentation

Oral presentation

Abstract Authors

José Ricardo Auricchio - University Methodist of Piracicaba (Physical Education Faculty) - BR
Presenter Nathalia Bernardes - University of Sao Paulo (Medicine Faculty) - BR
Marcelo Pereira Cordeiro - Mario Schenberg College (Physical Education Faculty) - BR
Bruno dos Santos Souza - Mario Schenberg College (Physical Education Faculty) - BR
Michael Munhoz de Carvalho - Mario Schenberg College (Physical Education Faculty) - BR
Rene Costa Quintas Oliveira - Only Life Institute (Physical Education) - BR
Marlene Aparecida Moreno - University Methodist of Piracicaba (Physical Education Faculty) - BR

Presentation Details

Room: Venus        Date: 3 September        Time: 14:20:00        Presenter: José Auricchio

Abstract Resume

Introduction: adapted sport has been used since the end of World War II as a form of physical and social rehabilitation. Among the arrangements the amputee soccer as a sport option, which players
should be amputated unilaterally lower extremity and supported by Canadians crutches (YAZICIOGLU, et al., 2007; SIMIM, 2014). Objective: evaluate the body mass index (BMI) and
arterial pressure of brazilian soccer players for amputees. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study (BORDALO, 2006), approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Methodist
University of Piracicaba (09/2015). All the participants signed an informed consent term. We selected 16 players, male amputee unilaterally lower extremity, regular practitioners the sport for over
three months and have age between 18 and 50 years. The anthropometric assessment was conducted from the measurement of body weight and height. BMI was used body weight/height2. The results was
compared with the classification proposed by the WHO (1995). For the measurement of arterial pressure, the players had rest 20 minutes, was used a digital monitor blood pressure. The results were
presented in descriptive form. Results: The characterization of players showed that 37.5% had right amputation and 62.5% had left amputation. The transfemural amputation had  a higher
prevalence (62.5%) compared to transtibial (37.5%). The players had 319 years old, the body mass was 68.711.4 kg and height was 1.710.05 m. The BMI (23.373.14 kg/m²) was included in normality
index proposed by WHO (1995). The arterial pressure (135/79 mmHg) was the normal range for this population (SBH, 2011). Conclusion: The results suggest that the practice of this sport
can be beneficial for adults with acquired physical disabilities, preventing the emergence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as obesity and hypertension.

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