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Dos Santos D.L.C.,Universitario Sao Camilo | Valente M.L.F.,Psychologist do Educacao Brazilian Institute of Nutrition | Da Costa Cassimiro T.,Universitario Sao Camilo | De Olim S.C.V.,Nutritionist do Educacao Brazilian Institute of Nutrition | And 2 more authors.
Mundo da Saude | Year: 2011

Alimentary education is a decisive component for health promotion, and its effect can be potentiated when carried through during infancy, because this is the stage when alimentary habits are formed and consolidated. For the results of alimentary education to be adequate, involved educators need to be aware of their role as facilitators of this process. This study aimed to evaluate the nutritional status and general health of t educators of a day-care center of the city of São Paulo. A descriptive transversal study with educators of a day-care center of the city of São Paulo was carried through. Data collection was carried through by trainees of nutrition previously trained. Social-demographic information by means of alimentary habits anamneses in order to evaluate their alimentary habits, as well as anthropometric data: stature (m), weight (kg) and waist circumference - WC (cm). 31 female non smoking educators had participated on the research, with an average age of 33 years (± 6.18 dp), most of them (71%) did not consume alcoholic beverages and did not practice any type of physical activity (83.4%). As regards nutritional status, 51.6% presented overweight or some degree of obesity and 45.2% had risk for metabolic diseases according to WC. The results had indicated that the majority of educators presented overweight/ obesity, something that proves the necessity of implementation of nutritional education initiatives.

Freitas E.O.,Universitario Sao Camilo | Da Silva Vieira M.M.,Catholic University of Portugal | Tsunemi M.H.,University of Sao Paulo | Tsunemi M.H.,Sao Paulo State University | And 4 more authors.
Mundo da Saude | Year: 2013

Spirituality is considered an integrant part of nursing care. This study aimed to perform a cross-cultural adaptation of the "Spiritual Assessment Scale" (SAS) to Brazil. A specific instrument for cross-cultural adaptation based on Lynn's studies (Likert scale) was developed. The first step consisted in the application of the instrument developed by the authors to assess the SAS by 6 "experts" in the area of Spirituality and Nursing and with 11 patients from the clinical medical unit to review the SAS instrument with 21 questions. After conducting statistical tests, the questions were considered appropriate for use in the research as demonstrated by Cronbach's alpha, which indicated an acceptable reliability of the instrument. It can be stated that in both groups (experts and patients) internal consistency was high, the characteristics of the original scale were preserved even after the stages of translation and adaptation to Brazil.

Bolzan S.S.,Universitario Sao Camilo | Castiglione T.F.B.,Universitario Sao Camilo | Rossi L.,Nutricao Esportiva e Estetica em Wellness
Mundo da Saude | Year: 2013

The form of stationary cycling known as "indoor" or "spinning" is a high intensity aerobic activity frequently practiced in fitness clubs. The high energy expenditure imposed to the practitioners leads to high production of sweat and consequently to dehydration, which can affect gradationally in the performance. This study assess the impact of offering coconut water, when compared with the ingestion of mineral water, in the hydration and the performance of practitioners, evaluated by the before and after class grip strength. We examined 8 individuals from both sexes aging from 26 to 45 in a fitness club in São Paulo. The study contemplated three phases of evaluation: non ingestion of liquids, ingestion of mineral water, and ingestion of coconut water. We gathered anthropometrical data (body mass, height, BMI), hydration parameters (sweating rate and percentage of water loss) and grip strength. We concluded that the sportsmen, despite of being submitted to light dehydration, presented statistically significant improvement in their performance when ingesting coconut water, when compared to mineral water. For future studies, it would be important to compare, using the same protocol, different sports drinks, to determine an alternative nutritional prescription for the use of commercially available products routinely used in fitness clubs.

Toyoyoshi J.Y.,Universitario Sao Camilo | De Oliveira R.,Universitario Sao Camilo | Dos Santos M.S.N.,ONG Acao Fome Zero | Galisa M.S.,Universitario Sao Camilo | Galante A.P.,Universitario Sao Camilo
Mundo da Saude | Year: 2013

The Efficient Manager of School Meals Prize organized by the non-governmental organization Ação Fome Zero, identifies and rewards municipalities with good municipal public administration of the National School Feeding Program (PNAE). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the acquisition of food items from family farming by municipalities that registered and were selected to receive the prize. The study used data from the 8 th edition of the 2011 Prize regarding the report given by municipalities about the percentage of food purchased from family farming and the types of food items purchased. From the 1.082 municipalities registered, 22 were awarded. From these, 19 purchased from family farming, and 18 municipalities declared the percentage and mentioned the foods that are purchased. From these, eight municipalities achieved the goal of 30% of purchase from family farming. The food groups most commonly bought by 83% of municipalities were fruits/fruit pulps and vegetables; the sweets group was purchased by 67% of municipalities. Despite the group of cereals, tubers and roots occupies the 4th position, only 2 municipalities reported buying rice. The most purchased food of this group were potatoes and cassava. According to the results, the municipalities awarded are purchasing products from family farming in accordance with the Law 11.947/2009 - National School Feeding Program; however, the variety of types of food purchased needs to be expanded in order to contribute to the formation of healthy eating habits of school children.

Pompeu S.M.A.A.,Universitario Sao Camilo | Pompeu J.E.,Universitario Sao Camilo | Rosa M.,Universitario Sao Camilo | da Silva M.R.,Universitario Sao Camilo
Revista Neurociencias | Year: 2011

Individuals diagnosed with Stroke impairment of voluntary movements, spasticity and loss of selective activity of the muscles responsible for trunk control. In these patients is found difficulty in aligning body with consequent reduction in the balance, compensation and loss of functional independence. The trunk is also associated with respiratory function, since the expansion and diaphragmatic excursion depend on the action of axial muscles. Objective. To determine whether deficits in trunk control is correlated with functional performance, balance and respiratory impairment in patients after stroke. Method. This is a cross-sectional study conducted at Promove São Camilo; 15 patients with stroke were evaluated using the scales of the Trunk Impairment (ECT), Functional Independence Measure (FIM), Berg Balance (BSE) and measures of respiratory muscle strength. Results. There was a statistically significant relation between the Berg and ECT scales (r=0.57, p=0.02), Berg and FIM (r=0.64, p=0.0098), MIF and ECT (r=0.58, p=0.02). However, there was no correlation between measures of respiratory strength rate scales. Conclusion. There was a correlation between trunk control, balance and functional performance in patients with stroke, but these individuals may use compensatory strategies to maintain respiratory function despite the proximal stability.

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