Dr Rubens A. da Silva, professeur agrégé au département des sciences de la santé et directeur de la Clinique universitaire de physiothérapie (CUpht) à l’UQAC a obtenu une subvention de 31 300 R$ par le Conseil national de développement scientifique et technologique du Brésil (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)).

Détails de la subvention
Organisme subventionnaire Concours CNPq Faixa B 2018-2019 (#425209/2018)
Titre du projet Effects of functional training in circuit on clinical and physical outcomes in sedentary and physically independent elderly adults
Chercheur principal Rubens Alexandre da Silva Jr.
Co-chercheurs Vanessa S. Probst, Denilson C. Teixeira, Regina C. Poli-Frederico, Suhaila M.S. Santos, Christiane S.G. Macedo, Nidia A. Hernandes
Étudiants Walter A.S. Loyola (Chili) et Renata P.T. Maciel (Brésil)
Montant 31 300 réaux brésiliens (R$)

Description du projet (en anglais): Aging is a highly variable process affected by numerous biological factors. This process is mainly accompanied by some changes in body composition that affect health such as the sarcopenia (loss of muscular body mass). This phenomenon can increase the risks of falls, functional limitations, physical disabilities and increase the mortality across older adults. It is also known that exist higher plasma concentrations of inflammatory markers in the older people associated to sarcopenia. Some methods have been used to combat the reduction of muscle mass and chronic inflammation in older adults. Thus, the main purpose from this research program (Quebec-Brazil-Chile) is to compare the effects of functional training-circuit in balance, sarcopenia estimates, quality of life, functionality, and in oxidative stress; and to evaluate the influence of phenotypes, genotypes and social factors on the results of functional training in a physically independent older people. This clinical longitudinal study with higher sample of older adults, matched by sex and age range, will be evaluated by different clinical and functional outcomes (ex: blood collected to determine oxidative and inflammatory markers and DNA extraction, muscular strength and endurance, physical performance and balance measures from high-tech evaluation and functional tests). The period of intervention by training-circuit will be 12 weeks  at 3x-week. It is expected by our research team found a positive effect of this functional training-circuit intervention on sarcopenia, inflammatory markers, balance, and quality of life indicators in older adults. It is also expected to obtain an association between phenotypes and genotypes with the response to functional exercise in circuit in the levels of inflammatory markers, oxidative, balance, sarcopenia and quality of life.

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