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Rev Bras Enferm. 2015 Jan-Feb;68(1):21-6, 26-31. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167.2015680104p.

Quality of life and physical activity in intensive care professionals from middle São Francisco.

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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1
Curso de Fisioterapia, Universidade de Pernambuco, Petrolina, PE, Brasil.
2
Hospital Agamenon Magalhães, Secretaria de Saúde do Estado de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brasil.
3
Centro de Ciências Biológicas e Saúde, Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brasil.
4
Curso de Educação Física, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Vitória, PE, Brasil.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective was to assess the level of physical activity (LPA) and the quality of life QL of the professionals who work in ICU.

METHOD:

This was a cross-sectional study carried out in Adult ICUs. LPA was assessed by the International Questionnarie of Physical Activity--short form (IQPA-SF) and the QL by the Medical Outcomes Study 36 (SF-36) questionnaire.

RESULTS:

It was classified active 50.89% out of a total of 59 professionals. Nursing technicians were considered the most active with 60.6%. The QL of the professionals who were considered active were better when compared to inactives, with statistical differences to the category of physical aspects limitation, social aspects and mental health. The working hours were higher than recommend, the physicians were higher than the physical therapist, nurses and technicians nurses (p = 0.046).

CONCLUSION:

Physically active professionals who work in ICU had higher quality of life probably why have lower hours of work and consequently more free time to engage in physical activity.

PMID:
25946491
DOI:
10.1590/0034-7167.2015680104p
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