Assessment of energy expenditure in individuals with post-poliomyelitis syndrome

Conclusion Patients with PPS had a higher energy expenditure during life, especially in occupational physical activity at ages 21-30 years, suggesting this decade is critical for the development of PPS.RESUMO O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar o gasto energ ético, retrospectivamente, em indivíduos com síndrome pós-poliomielite (SPP) na população brasileira. Métodos Foi utilizado o questionário Baecke para avaliação da atividade física habitual (AFH) nos pacientes com SPP, sequela de poliomielite (SP) e grupo controle (GC). Participaram do estudo 116 indivíduos (SPP = 52, SP = 28, GC = 36). Resultados Pacientes com SPP tendem a aumentar a AFH dos 10 aos 20 anos, comparados com os grupos SP e GC. No período dos 21 aos 30 anos, houve aumento significativo da atividade física ocupacional do grupo SPP em relação ao grupo SP e a ati vidade física ocupacional (21-30 anos) correlacionou-se com o aparecimento dos sintomas da SPP. Conclusão Pacientes com SPP apresentam maior gasto de energia durante a vida, especialmente na atividade física ocupacional nas idades 21-30 anos, sugerindo que esta década é crítica para o desenv olvimento da SPP.
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