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 contribution
|Motor function in adults living with HIV
|Number of pages
|Revista Facultad de Medicina
|Published - 2017
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Medicine