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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155466
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessing Physical Activity & Function of Filipino Elders
Abstract:
Assessing Physical Activity & Function of Filipino Elders
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Ceria, Clementina, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Title:Assistant Professor
Background: Past epidemiological studies along with some experimental and clinical research suggest that physical activity can prevent or delay the development and progression of a variety of chronic diseases and conditions that are a burden to public health. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are prevalent among Filipinos and have the highest rates of hypertension when compared with other Asian Pacific populations. Filipino immigrants are thought to be at risk for hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes at midlife and old age, and other metabolic problems. This is relevant as 95% of Filipino elders are born outside the United States. Physical function predicts dependence or independence in the elderly. Poor physical function has adverse consequences for the affected elder, his family, community, and the larger society. Being dependent for care on others affects the self-esteem and may even result in isolating the elder. Nursing studies have described many of the physical and psychological factors associated with poor physical function in elders. However, there are no national studies investigating the physical activity and physical function of older Filipinos. This study focused on assessing the physical activity and function of 47 Filipino elderly living in Oahu, Hawaii. Methods: A convenient sample of 47 Filipino elderly who are 65 years and older were recruited through a clinic located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Subjects answered questions pertaining to their health history and physical function ability. The participants were also examined on several performance measures such as their ability to maintain balance, sit and stand, and walk. In addition, the participants answered open-ended questions related to the type of exercises that they do at home. Results: Data indicate that many of the Filipino elderly have chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol level but still functional. Most of the elderly led sedentary lives.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessing Physical Activity & Function of Filipino Eldersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155466-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Assessing Physical Activity &amp; Function of Filipino Elders</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ceria, Clementina, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Hawaii at Manoa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">clem@hawaii.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Past epidemiological studies along with some experimental and clinical research suggest that physical activity can prevent or delay the development and progression of a variety of chronic diseases and conditions that are a burden to public health. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are prevalent among Filipinos and have the highest rates of hypertension when compared with other Asian Pacific populations. Filipino immigrants are thought to be at risk for hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes at midlife and old age, and other metabolic problems. This is relevant as 95% of Filipino elders are born outside the United States. Physical function predicts dependence or independence in the elderly. Poor physical function has adverse consequences for the affected elder, his family, community, and the larger society. Being dependent for care on others affects the self-esteem and may even result in isolating the elder. Nursing studies have described many of the physical and psychological factors associated with poor physical function in elders. However, there are no national studies investigating the physical activity and physical function of older Filipinos. This study focused on assessing the physical activity and function of 47 Filipino elderly living in Oahu, Hawaii. Methods: A convenient sample of 47 Filipino elderly who are 65 years and older were recruited through a clinic located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Subjects answered questions pertaining to their health history and physical function ability. The participants were also examined on several performance measures such as their ability to maintain balance, sit and stand, and walk. In addition, the participants answered open-ended questions related to the type of exercises that they do at home. Results: Data indicate that many of the Filipino elderly have chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol level but still functional. Most of the elderly led sedentary lives.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:52:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:52:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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