Physical exercise and evaluation of the functional capacity of an elderly with Parkinson


  • Lucas Pinto Araújo
  • Ana Patrícia Guimarães Rodrigues



The goal of this study was to verify the association of the Physical Exercise Program (PEF) with the Functional of an Elderly person performed by Parkinson's Disease (PD). This research had a 70-year-old male sexual component, characterizing a case study. The PEF was performed twice a week, 45 minutes long, for 27 months. The healthy tests were: reaction velocity, static equilibrium and sit-and-reach. Six functional evaluations were performed periodically after the start of activities. Spearman's correlation test was used to analyze the data. In the tests of reaction speed the obtained results presented weak positive agitation (+ 0.14) (p= 0.78). In the static equilibrium test, the results were positive (+ 0.25) (p= 0.62). In the sit-and-reach test, the results with the right leg offer of a positive offer (+ 0.23) (p= 0.65), and the one left leg presented nonexistent coordination force (0.00) (p= 1.00). According to the results presented, there was no significant association of PEF with the functional capacity of the elderly.