Barriers and Levels of Physical Activity in Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: Comparison Between Women and Men

de Sousa, Adilson Santos Andrade, Correia, Marilia A., Farah, Breno Quintella, Saes, Glauco, Zerati, Antônio Eduardo, Puech-Leao, Pedro, Wolosker, Nelson, Cucato, Gabriel and Ritti-Dias, Raphael M. (2019) Barriers and Levels of Physical Activity in Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: Comparison Between Women and Men. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27 (5). pp. 719-724. ISSN 1063-8652

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Abstract

This cross-sectional study compared physical activity levels and barriers between 212 men and women with symptomatic peripheral artery disease. Physical activity was objectively measured by an accelerometer. Barriers to physical activity were obtained using a validated questionnaire. Women reported higher amounts of light physical activity (p < .001) and lower moderate–vigorous physical activity (p < .001) than men. Women more often reported barriers such as “not having anyone to accompany” (p = .006), “lack of money” (p = .018), “fear of falling or worsening the disease” (p = .010), “lack of security” (p = .015), “not having places to sit when feeling leg pain” (p = .021), and “difficulty in getting to a place to practice physical activity” (p = .015). In conclusion, women with symptomatic peripheral artery disease presented with lower amounts of moderate–vigorous activity and more barriers to activity than men. Strategies to minimize the barriers, including group actives and nonpainful exercises, are recommended for women with peripheral artery disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: exercise, walking; exercise, intermittent claudication, peripheral arterial disease
Subjects: B300 Complementary Medicine
B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 15:00
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 15:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41505

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