Research Database

Change in Physical Activity During Active Treatment of Cardiac Patients

  • Published on April 2017

Abstract: Sedentary secular, domestic, and recreational behaviour is a major risk factor (RF) for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study examines the quality of at-home physical activity (PA) and how it relates to physical fitness (PF) before and during 12 weeks of supervised cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in a group of medically referred ...




Cardiorespiratory Reference Data in Older Adults: The Generation 100 Study

  • Published on Nov 2017

Purpose: Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is regarded a clinical vital sign, and accurate reference values for all age groups are essential. Little data exist on CRF and cardiorespiratory function in older adults. The aim of this study was to provide normative values for CRF and cardiorespiratory function in older adults, including ...


Measurement of Active and Sedentary Behavior in Context of Large Epidemiologic Studies

  • Published on Feb 2018

Introduction/Purpose: To assess the utility of measurement methods that may be more accurate and precise than traditional questionnaire-based estimates of habitual physical activity and sedentary behavior we compared the measurement properties of a past year questionnaire (AARP) and more comprehensive measures: an internet-based 24-h recall (ACT24), and a variety ...


Association between physical activity in daily life and pulmonary function in adult smokers

  • Published on Apr 2016

Objective: To determine whether the level of physical activity in daily life (PADL) is associated with pulmonary function in adult smokers. Methods: We selected 62 adult smokers from among the participants of an epidemiological study conducted in the city of Santos, Brazil. The subjects underwent forced spirometry for pulmonary function assessment. ...



Screening for physical inactivity among adults: the value of distance walked in the six-minute walk test. A cross-sectional diagnostic study

  • Published on 2016

Context and Objectives: Accelerometry provides objective measurement of physical activity levels, but is unfeasible in clinical practice. Thus, we aimed to identify physical fitness tests capable of predicting physical inactivity among adults. Design and Setting: Diagnostic test study developed at a university laboratory and a diagnostic clinic. Methods: 188 asymptomatic subjects ...


Use of combined method, accelerometer and international physical activity questionnaire, to determinate occurence of physical inactivity in adults

  • Published on 2017

Aim: Evaluate and compare the proportion of Physical inactivity (PI) and associated factors by IPAQ questionnaire, triaxial accelerometry and the combination of both. Adults aged 18 years were enrolled (n = 250). Methods: We considered PI as < 600 MET-min/wk in the IPAQ total score, < 150 min/wk of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 7 ...


High sedentary behavior and compromised physical capabilities in adult smokers despite the suitable level of physical activity in daily life

  • Published on Jan/Feb 2017

Abstract: Sedentary behavior may play an important role for health outcomes, regardless of the amount of physical activity in daily life (PADL).We aimed to evaluate and compare sedentary behavior as well as physical capabilities in physically active smokers and non-smokers. Twenty-eight adult smokers and 38 non-smokers free of lung disease ...