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Abstract Title

Ten Percent Body Mass Loss is Required to Improve Flexibility in Obese Women After Interdisciplinary Therapy

Abstract Theme

Physical activity and health

Type Presentation

Oral presentation

Abstract Authors

Presenter Maythe Amaral Nascimento - Federal University of Sao Paulo (Human Movement Science) - BR
Danielle Arisa Caranti - Federal University of Sao Paulo (Bioscience Department) - BR
Cintia Lopes Ferreira - Federal University of Sao Paulo (Human Movement Science) - BR
João Pedro Novo Fidalgo - Federal University of Sao Paulo (Bioscience Department) - BR
Lucas Nali Ribeiro - Federal University of Sao Paulo (Human Movement Science) - BR
Ricardo Badan Sanches - Federal University of Sao Paulo (Bioscience Department) - BR
Vanessa Fadanelli Schoenardie Poli - Federal University of Sao Paulo (Bioscience Department) - BR
Stephan Garcia Andrade-Silva - Federal University of Sao Paulo (Bioscience Department) - BR
Leticia Andrade Cerrone - Federal University of Sao Paulo (Bioscience Department) - BR
Renata Astride Rebelo - Federal University of Sao Paulo (Bioscience Department) - BR
Liu Chiao Yi - Federal University of Sao Paulo (Human Movement Science) - BR

Presentation Details

Room: Terra        Date: 4 September        Time: 10:40:00        Presenter: Liu Yi

Abstract Resume

Background:
Several functional activities that need adequate levels of strength, balance, coordination and flexibility are daily performed. In obese, due to the increase of body fat, those items are reduced,
would causing decrease in functional tasks [1]. The aim of this study was to compare the functionality in obese women according to body mass loss, after the interdisciplinary therapy (IT).

Methods:
Thirty three women (total mean age 40.8±7.9 years and mean body mass index 34.9±3.05) performed the interdisciplinary therapy lasting 32 weeks involving combined exercise training (aerobic plus
resistance training), nutritional, psychological and physiotherapy support. Before and after treatment were carried out anthropometric and functionality measurements. Dynamic balance, flexibility,
difficulty on performance of daily tasks and simulation in daily activities were evaluated with star excursion balance test, seated reach test, health assessment questionnaire (HAQ), walking up-down
stairs test and 30-second chair stand test, respectively. After the treatment, according to body weight loss, subjects were divided into three groups: less than 5% (group1 - n=12), 5-10% (group2 -
n=13) and more than 10% (group3 - n=8). The paired Student t-test was applied to assess the data. In addition, a comparison between delta variations (Δ) was performed by using the non-paired Student
t-test. The alpha error considered was p<0.05.

Results:
The IT promoted significant changes on dynamic balance, difficulty on performance of daily tasks and simulation in daily activities in all groups. Only group 3 has a significant flexibility improves.
Comparing the Δ values, flexibility and simulation in daily activities showed significant differences when comparing group 3 with groups 1 and 2.

Conclusions:
The IT promoted the improvement of functionality in obese women, independent of the body mass loss. A reduction of more than 10% body mass is necessary to improve flexibility. 

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