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dc.contributor.CRUESPUniversidade Estadual de Campinaspt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.titlePhysical activity attenuates neuropsychiatric disturbances and caregiver burden in patients with dementiapt_BR
dc.contributor.authorChristofoletti, Gustavopt_BR
dc.contributor.authorOliani, Merlyn Mérciapt_BR
dc.contributor.authorBucken-Gobbi, Lilian Teresapt_BR
dc.contributor.authorGobbi, Sebastiãopt_BR
dc.contributor.authorBeinotti, Fernandapt_BR
dc.contributor.authorStella, Florindopt_BR
unicamp.authorChristofoletti, Gustavopt_BR
unicamp.authorOliani, Merlyn Mérciapt_BR
unicamp.authorBucken-Gobbi, Lilian Teresapt_BR
unicamp.authorGobbi, Sebastiãopt_BR
unicamp.authorBeinotti, Fernanda Universidade Estatual de Campinas Estadual de Campinas Medical Sciences Facultypt_BR
unicamp.authorStella, Florindo Universidade Estatual de Campinas Estadual Paulista ,Universidade Estadual de Campinas Medical Sciences Facultypt_BR
dc.subjectpublic healthpt_BR
dc.subjectexercise therapypt_BR
dc.subjectgeriatric psychiatrypt_BR
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: A significant benefit from physical activity has recently been described in some patients who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of physical activity on neuropsychiatric disturbances in demented patients and on the mental burden of their caregivers. METHODS: Assisted by a public geriatric psychiatry clinical unit, we studied 59 patients with dementia. Patients were divided into three groups according to their diagnosis and level of physical activity. Data were assessed through a semi-structured interview. Patients were evaluated with the Neuropsychiatric Inventory, the Mini-Sleep Questionnaire and the Baecke Questionnaire. The data were statistically analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U test and linear regression, with the level of significance set at 5%. RESULTS: Patients with Alzheimer's or vascular dementia who engaged in physical activity had fewer neuropsychiatric symptoms than those who did not. When compared to the control group, the caregivers of patients with vascular dementia who engaged in physical activity had a reduced burden. CONCLUSION: The regular practice of physical activity seems to contribute to a reduction in neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia patients and to attenuate the burden of the caregivers of those patients.en
dc.publisherFaculdade de Medicina / USPpt_BR
dc.identifier.citationClinics. Faculdade de Medicina / USP, v. 66, n. 4, p. 613-618, 2011.pt_BR
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