Barriers to physical activity practice perceived by Patients Oncologics

Author: 
Monalisa Silva Matos, Virginia Gomes Rocha, Antônio Carlos Leal Cortez and Enéas De Freitas Dutra Júnior
Abstract: 

Identify barriers to physical activity in patients with cancer of the Friends Association in the Fight Against Cancer - ANLUC in the city of Caxias - MA. This is a descriptive quantitative study with 25 patients of both sexes, aged 21 and 65 who responded to questionnaires Activity Habitual Physical and Barriers to Physical Activity Practice, after collecting the data transferred to SPSS version 20 program and was conducted descriptive statistical analysis. The most frequent barriers in the study group were "lack of energy / fatigue" (56%), followed by "mild pain or discomfort" (52%), compared to the level of physical activity, 60% of patients remain inactive and found that the more active is the participant fewer obstacles are encountered. Considering the benefits of regular practice of physical activity, changes are needed in patient care, to plan and develop actions to an active lifestyle of this population and minimizing the limiting factors found.

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