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. © 2017, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. All rights reserved.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Motor function in adults living with HIV|
|Número de páginas||6|
|Publicación||Revista Facultad de Medicina|
|Estado||Publicada - 2017|
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