Función motora en adultos que viven con VIH

Translated title of the contribution: Motor function in adults living with HIV

Martha Rocío Torres-Narváez, Ángela Carmela González, Edgar Debray Hernández-Álvarez, María Angélica Zúñiga-Peña, Angélica Monsalve-Robayo

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Introduction: HIV/AIDS is a major global public health issue that requires identifying strategies to improve the functional conditions of people living with this condition. Objective: To characterize the motor function of individuals living with HIV in Bogotá D.C, Colombia. Materials and methods: Transversal descriptive study involving people living with HIV and enrolled in a comprehensive care program. Clinical variables, body composition, grip strength, dynamic balance and aerobic capacity were assessed. Sociodemographic and clinical data were analyzed to obtain means and standard deviations. Results: Thirty patients were included in the study, of which 77% were males with an average age of 54 years, body weight of 68kg, and height of 165cm. All patients had received antiretroviral therapy for >15 years. Sensory deficit, weak grip strength and good aerobic capacity were observed. Conclusions: Knowing the characteristics of motor function, including sensory capacity, balance, muscle strength and body composition, allows designing specific strategies to regulate the functional impairment that people living with HIV/AIDS may develop during the aging process.

Translated title of the contributionMotor function in adults living with HIV
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)577-582
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Facultad de Medicina
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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