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Influência da cinesioterapia na qualidade de vida de portadores de lúpus eritamatoso sistêmico

Author(s): Carolina Flores Nogueira | Josu00E9 Luis Feltrin Oru00E9fice | Rosalbina Santiago Rubint Oru00E9fice | Filipe Abdalla dos Reis | Daniel Martins Pereira | Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho

Journal: ConScientiae Saúde
ISSN 1677-1028

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 11;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disease of autoimmune characteristic, disabling physical and mental aspect, being prevalent in women. The kinesiotherapy treatment may be a tool to restore and improve the welfare physically and mentally. In this study, it was investigated the influence of exercise therapy on quality of life of people with SLE. We used two groups consisted of six patients each group: treated and control, which answered a questionnaire to evaluate quality of life (MOS SF - 36), at the beginning and end of treatment. The group received physiotherapeutic attention three times a week for a period of two months. The statistical tests, the non-parametric and the Mann-Whitney test were used for independent samples with the Wilcoxon test and the 't' Student for initial and final analysis of data collected. It was concluded that kinesiotherapy had influence on improving the quality of life examined.
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