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

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

Author 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
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract 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.
Keywords Osteoarthritis
Knee
Soccer
Retirement
Language English
Date 2014-07-01
Published in Acta Ortopédica Brasileira. Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, v. 22, n. 4, p. 188-190, 2014.
ISSN 1413-7852 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
Extent 188-190
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1413-78522014220400954
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S1413-78522014000400188 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/8458

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