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Effect of Summer Holidays on Anthropometric Measures and Body Composition of Older Adults, Inadequacy of Body Mass Index to Detect Changes During a Critical Period: A Pilot Study

Authordc.contributor.authorLizana, Pablo A. 
Authordc.contributor.authorLópez, Rubén 
Authordc.contributor.authorAlbala Brevis, Cecilia 
Admission datedc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T20:41:18Z
Available datedc.date.available2017-01-30T20:41:18Z
Publication datedc.date.issued2016
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationInt. J. Morphol., 34(2):557-560, 2016es_ES
Identifierdc.identifier.other10.4067/S0717-95022016000200023
Identifierdc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.uchile.cl/handle/2250/142761
Abstractdc.description.abstractObesity is a major health problem worldwide. Obesity prevalence in Chilean older adults (OA) is increasing, associated with several negative health outcomes. Therefore, determining critical periods of adiposity increase is relevant in OA. The aim of the study was to assess body composition changes in OA during summer holidays. This observational study involved two test visits, without a control group. Twelve OA (9 females) with an average age of 71.92±6.97 years participated in an initial evaluation (E1) and final evaluation (E2) at the beginning and at the end of the summer in 2015. Weight, height, and body mass index (BMI) were assessed; fat-free mass (FFM), fat mass (FM), and muscular mass (MM) data were collected through foot-to-foot bioimpedance analysis. No significant variations were reported in weight and BMI between E1 and E2. This prevalence was maintained between E1 and E2. The FM significantly increased between E1 (27.63±10.91) and E2 (28.64±11.39) (p= 0.007), while the FFM significantly decreased between E1 (45.38±5.89) and E2 (44.33±5.36) (P= 0.006), also the MM between E1 (43.08±5.62) and E2 (42.07±5.10). Both, weight and BMI are insufficient measures for detecting changes during this critical summer holiday period. However, the body composition measures identified significant changes in the OA during the study.es_ES
Lenguagedc.language.isoenes_ES
Publisherdc.publisherSociedad Chilena de Anatomíaes_ES
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile*
Link to Licensedc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/cl/*
Sourcedc.sourceInternational Journal of Morphologyes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectSarcopeniaes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectBody fates_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectObesityes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectBioelectrical impedancees_ES
Títulodc.titleEffect of Summer Holidays on Anthropometric Measures and Body Composition of Older Adults, Inadequacy of Body Mass Index to Detect Changes During a Critical Period: A Pilot Studyes_ES
Title in another languagedc.title.alternativeEfecto de las Vacaciones de Verano en la Composición Corporal de Adultos Mayores, Insuficiencia del Índice de Masa Corporal para Detectar Cambios Durante un Período Crítico: Un Estudio Pilotoes_ES
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revistaes_ES
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Indexationuchile.indexArtículo de publicación ISIes_ES


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