Impact of sports on health of former professional soccer players in Brazil

Impact of sports on health of former professional soccer players in Brazil

Autor Arliani, Gustavo Gonçalves Google Scholar
Lara, Paulo Schmith Google Scholar
Astur, Diego Costa Google Scholar
Cohen, Moises Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gonçalves, João Paulo Pontes Google Scholar
Ferretti, Mario Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the social, economic and health aspects related to former professional soccer players in Brazil.METHODS:This was a cross-sectional study with the participation of 100 male Brazilian former professional soccer players. For characterization of the sample variables such as age, current and past weight, height, BMI (Body Mass Index) and player position were evaluated. In all analyzes it was considered P <0.05.RESULTS:In the group of former players evaluated, 78% were overweight and 4% were considered obese. During their careers, 54% of now ex-soccer players underwent drugs infiltration in the knee. Currently, former athletes presented on average 5.4 points on the VAS pain scale, with 97% of ex-players complaining of knee pain.CONCLUSION:The results of this study show that these individuals had large weight gain after retirement, high frequency of drug injections in the knee during their careers and chronic pain in this joint after retirement. Level of Evidence III, Cross-Sectional Study.
Assunto Osteoarthritis
Idioma Inglês
Data 2014-07-01
Publicado em Acta Ortopédica Brasileira. Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, v. 22, n. 4, p. 188-190, 2014.
ISSN 1413-7852 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Editor Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
Extensão 188-190
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
SciELO S1413-78522014000400188 (estatísticas na SciELO)

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