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Avaliação da efetividade da promoção da atividade física por agentes comunitários de saúde em visitas domiciliares

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Title
Avaliação da efetividade da promoção da atividade física por agentes comunitários de saúde em visitas domiciliares
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Cadernos de Saúde Pública, October 2015
DOI 10.1590/0102-311x00106014
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Evelyn Fabiana Costa, Douglas Roque Andrade, Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia, Evelyn Helena Corgosinho Ribeiro, Taynã Ishi dos Santos, Alex Antonio Florindo

Abstract

This study analyzed the effectiveness of physical activity promotion by community health workers (CHW) during home visits. This was a non-randomized controlled trial that lasted six months, with one group of CHW that received training to promote physical activity during home visits among users of the Brazilian Unified National Health System (SUS) and a control group. Physical activity and stages of behavior change were evaluated in 176 adults (n = 90 in the intervention group and n = 86 in the control group) assisted by the CHW. Associations, prevalence ratios, and generalized estimate equations were conductec to verify differences between groups. No evidence of differences in physical activity and stages of behavior change were observed between the two groups. CHW from the intervention group conducted more home visits promoting physical activity among elders, those with low schooling, unemployed, and those with chronic diseases. It is important to reassess the work and priorities of CHW to expand physical activity promotion under the SUS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 22%
Student > Master 3 13%
Professor 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 5 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 17%
Sports and Recreations 4 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 17%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 6 26%