The objective was to evaluate the effects of multicomponent training in progressive phases of 18 weeks on functional autonomy, physical performance, and quality of life in older women from the community. The sample consisted of 73 women with a mean age of 69,81 ± 9,44 years. To assess functional autonomy, the GDLAM protocol was used. Physical performance was evaluated through 10-meter gait speed tests, dumbbell elbow flexion-extensions, manual dynamometry, getting up from the chair for 30 seconds, sit and reach, and back scracth. Quality of life was assessed using the SF-36 questionnaire. At the end of the intervention, improvements were observed in functional autonomy (p<0,001), physical performance (p<0,001) and quality of life (p<0,001). In conclusion, a multicomponent training in progressive phases improves functional autonomy, physical performance, and quality of life, being a safe and effective method for older women in the community.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Complementary and Manual Therapy
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Occupational Therapy