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dc.contributor.authorValdés Badilla, Pablo Antonio
dc.contributor.authorGuzmán-Muñoz, Eduardo E.
dc.contributor.authorRamirez-Campillo, R.
dc.contributor.authorGodoy-Cumillaf, Andrés Esteban Roberto
dc.contributor.authorConcha-Cisternas, Yeny Fabiola
dc.contributor.authorOrtega-Spuler, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorHerrera-Valenzuela, Tomás
dc.contributor.authorDurán, Samuel A.
dc.contributor.authorVargas-Vitoria, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorMagnani-Branco, Braulio Henrique
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-09T14:52:21Z
dc.date.available2020-12-09T14:52:21Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier10.15446/revfacmed.v68n3.75817
dc.identifier.issn01200011
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/7824
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Physical activity is important for achieving healthy aging. Objective: To analyze changes in anthropometric parameters and physical fitness among Chilean older adults after participating in a 16-week physical activity program and to evaluate whether there were differences in relation to their baseline nutritional status or not. Materials and methods: Pre-experimental quantitative study. The study population consisted of 176 older adults (155 women and 21 men) distributed in three groups: normal weight (n=56), overweight (n=67) and obese (n=53). The following variables were evaluated: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHR) and physical fitness. Results: Significant decreases between pre-and post-measurements were found for WC (p<0.001), BMI (p=0.015), and WHR (p<0.001). Improvements were observed in the following tests: chair stand (p<0.001), arm curl (p<0.001), 2-min step (p<0.001), chair sit-&-reach (p=0.018) and back scratch (p=0.014). Regarding BMI, significant changes were observed between normal weight vs. overweight participants (p=0.001) and between normal weight vs. obese participants (p=0.001). Conclusion: Older adult participants that regularly attended the physical activity program were able to reduce their WC, BMI and WHR, and also improved their physical-functional performance on the chair stand, arm curl, 2-min step, chair sit-&-reach and back scratch tests. In addition, anthropo-metric parameters and physical fitness also improved regardless of their baseline nutritional status.es_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherUniversidad Nacional de Colombiaes_ES
dc.subjectAginges_ES
dc.subjectAnthropometryes_ES
dc.subjectExercisees_ES
dc.subjectPhysical Fitnesses_ES
dc.subjectPublic Health (MeSH)es_ES
dc.titleChanges in anthropometric parameters and physical fitness in older adults after participating in a 16-week physical activity programes_ES
dc.title.alternativeCambios en los parámetros antropométricos y la condición física en adultos mayores luego de participar en un programa de actividad física de 16 semanases_ES
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