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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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OLIVEIRA, Daniel Vicentini de et al. Symptoms of anxiety and indicative of depression in elderly women practicing the mat pilates method. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2020, vol.12, n.4, pp. 03-12. ISSN 2177-093X.

This study analyzed symptoms of anxiety and indicative of depression in elderly women practicing the Mat Pilates Method (MPM) and its associated factors. A cross-sectional study of 90 elderly women practicing MPM. The Geriatric Depression Scale and the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory were used as instruments. Data analysis was performed using Chi-Square and Fisher's Exact tests (p < 0.05). The results showed a significant association of anxiety symptoms with osteoarthritis (p = 0.0004), depression (p = 0.005), and number of associated diseases (p = 0.012). There was no significant association (p > 0.05) of the indicators of depression with none of the sociodemographic and health variables. It was concluded that the presence of diseases in the elderly of this study, such as osteoarthritis and depression, and the accumulation of comorbidities may lead to an increase in the level of anxiety of elderly MPM.

Palavras-chave : motor activity; aging; exercise; anxiety disorders.

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