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Effects of physical exercise in the perception of life satisfaction and immunological function in HIV-infected patients: Non-randomized clinical trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21180864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: there is a lack of research about the relationship between exercise and the psychological well-being of HIV-infected (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) patients.
OBJECTIVE: the objective of this study was to investigate the influence of a physical training program on life satisfaction and on the immunological function in HIV-patients.
METHODS: a total of 29 HIV-seropositive patients [age: 45 ± 2 yrs; Body Mass Index (BMI): 22.8 ± 1.0 kg/m² ; TCD4: 20.5 ± 2.0%] were allocated to the control (CG, n=10) and to the experimental groups (EG, n=19). The EG participated in an exercise program combining aerobic, strength, and flexibility exercises for a period of 12 weeks [3 times/week of 30 min of aerobic exercise (workload corresponding to 150 bpm-PWC150); 50 min of strength exercises (3 sets of 12 repetitions in 5 exercises at 60-80% 12 RM); and 10 min of flexibility exercises (2 sets of 30 seconds at maximal range of motion of 8 exercises)]. The immunological function was assessed by flow citometry [absolute and relative TCD4 cells counting] and the life satisfaction was assessed by the Life Satisfaction Index (LSI).
RESULTS: the analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed no significant differences for relative and absolute CD4 T counts for both groups, however, a slight enhancement trend in the EG [16%, p=0.19] was observed. There was a significant improvement of LSI [approximately 15%; P<0.05] in EG, but not for CG.
CONCLUSION: a physical activity program of moderate intensity improved life satisfaction perception in HIV-infected patients with no immunological function impairment.
Authors:
Rodrigo D Gomes; Juliana P Borges; Dirce B Lima; Paulo T V Farinatti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de fisioterapia (São Carlos (São Paulo, Brazil))     Volume:  14     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Fisioter     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  2011-06-06     Revised Date:  2013-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101186153     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Fisioter     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng; por     Pagination:  390-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Physical Education and Sports, Laboratory of Physical Activity and Health Promotion, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Exercise*
Female
HIV Infections / immunology*,  psychology*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Personal Satisfaction*

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