Abstract Title:

Pilates method in personal autonomy, static balance and quality of life of elderly females.

Abstract Source:

J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2010 Apr;14(2):195-202. Epub 2010 Jan 29. PMID: 20226367

Abstract Author(s):

Brena Guedes de Siqueira Rodrigues, Samaria Ali Cader, Natáli Valim Oliver Bento Torres, Ediléa Monteiro de Oliveira, Estélio Henrique Martin Dantas

Article Affiliation:

PROCIMH - Universidade Castelo Branco, RJ, Brasil. [email protected]


OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the Pilates method on the personal autonomy, static balance and quality of life in healthy elderly females. METHOD: Fifty-two elderly females were selected and submitted to evaluation protocols to assess functional autonomy (GDLAM), static balance (Tinetti) and quality of life (WHOQOL-OLD). The Pilates group (PG: n=27) participated in Pilates exercises twice weekly for eight weeks. Descriptive statistics were compiled using the Shapiro-Wilk test. The level of significance was considered to be p

Study Type : Human Study

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