Andressa Silva

Andressa Silva
Federal University of Minas Gerais | UFMG · Esportes

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Context: Sleep serves many important functions for athletes, particularly in the processes of learning, memory, recovery, and cognition. Objectives: Define the sleep parameters of Paralympic athletes and identify the instruments used to assess and monitor sleep Paralympic athletes. Evidence acquisition: This systematic review was carried out b...
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This study aims to describe the athletes' sleep regularity using the Sleep Regularity Index (SRI) and determine whether factors, such as sex, competitive level and sport type, could affect the sleep/wake rhythm. It is a descriptive, cross-sectional study consisting of 172 athletes (25 ± 7 y old; 45 women). Seventy-three competed in team sports and...
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Elite Para athletes report a high incidence of sports injuries, illnesses and other health issues. Despite this, there are few prevention programmes in Para sport, and many of the existing prevention programmes are not adapted to Para athletes. To improve the success of preventive measures, it has been suggested that sports safety work should facil...
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BACKGROUND: Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) present thermoregulatory impairments that prejudice thermal compensation and heat dissipation during exercise practice. Thus, cooling vests (CV) seems to be a promising strategy to attenuate it. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of CV in controlling the rise in body temperature and...
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Objectives To evaluate sleep characteristics and investigate the relationship of sleep with injuries and illnesses in Paralympic athletes. Design Cross-sectional. Setting Sports Training Center. Participants 20 Paralympic athletes of athletics, swimming, and powerlifting. Outcomes Injury and illnesses were recorded during the sports season thro...
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Context: Hormonal assessment in the sport context is important to monitor the physiological adaptations of athletes. However, Paralympic athletes, especially with cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI), may have different hormonal responses than nondisabled athletes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the blood concentrations of total te...
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This chapter discuss the questions related to body temperature, heat and pollution, as well as the influence of these factors on the performance of athletes with spinal cord injury and cerebral palsy that seem to have the greatest sensitives.
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Abstract–Aim: This study aims to characterize the stress, recovery, mood, and motivation together with the training load of athletes with cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI) during a period of resumption of wheelchair rugby (WCR) training. Additionally, it aims to compare the psychological and load training aspects during a competitive preseason and...
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O sistema de classificação no esporte paralímpico visa agrupar em classes esportivas atletas com níveis de imparidade similares, sendo fundamental a utilização de métodos de avaliação consistentes e com validade para as características de cada modalidade. Porém, alguns métodos podem gerar diferentes interpretações entre os classificadores, sendo im...
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Sleep is important for athletes to recover from training and competition. However, there are no systematic reports on the sleep patterns of elite soccer adult athletes. This article described the sleep pattern of elite soccer athletes and identified it is factors associated. We included only original articles, written in English, and with professio...
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Abstract - Aim: This study aims to compare the sleep parameters in Paralympic powerlifting athletes during days with and without training, and to analyze the relationship between the training load and sleep on the same day and the relationship between the previous night's sleep and the training load of the following day. Methods: Actigraphy was use...
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Objectives: Sleep is essential for musculoskeletal and cognitive recovery. Adolescent athletes tend to sleep poorly compared to adults and it may predispose them to sports injuries. Our aims are to estimate whether the quantity/quality of sleep are associated with sports injuries in adolescent athletes and to compare the quantity/quality of sleep b...
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Introdução: A privação ou restrição do sono, reflete na qualidade de vida das pessoas e no aumento da sonolência diurna. Por outro lado, o exercicio físico contribui na melhora da qualidade do sono. Um sono de baixa qualidade é mais prevalente em pessoas com lesão medular (LM) do que na população sem LM. Objetivo: Avaliar a qualidade do sono e a so...
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INTRODUÇÃO: O sono tem um papel essencial no contexto de atuação dos árbitros de futebol, pois atua na manutenção do sistema imunológico, desempenho físico e cognitivo. Em razão da pandemia da COVID-19, o ambiente da arbitragem mudou, e os impactos das novas rotinas podem diminuir a qualidade do sono das árbitras, podendo afetar diretamente o seu d...
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Asymmetries compromise performance in powerlifting and Paralympic powerlifting, but its quantification can be complex. Previous studies consider average or peak values to quantify asymmetries, however this approach does not consider the pattern of movement like velocity profiles. Here we demonstrate that conducting a functional analysis of variance...
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RESUMO O sono é uma estratégia importante para a recuperação de atletas e o estado de privação de sono pode influenciar a performance esportiva. O objetivo do estudo foi realizar uma revisão sistemática de literatura para analisar a influência da privação de sono no desempenho físico e esportivo de atletas. A pesquisa foi realizada a partir das bas...
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Introduction:: Considering the specificity of the sporting context and the influence of sleep on athletic performance, the “athlete sleep behavior questionnare” (ASBQ) was developed to evaluate sleep behavior in English-speaking athletes. Objective:: The aim of this study was to perform a cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the ASBQ in Braz...
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ABSTRACT Introduction: Considering the specificity of the sporting context and the influence of sleep on athletic performance, the “athlete sleep behavior questionnare” (ASBQ) was developed to evaluate sleep behavior in English-speaking athletes. Objective: The aim of this study was to perform a crosscultural adaptation and validation of the ASBQ i...
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RESUMO: Este estudo teve como objetivo analisar a lateralidade e a destreza manual em crianças com Transtorno do Espectro Autista (TEA). Do ponto de vista da motricidade humana, a lateralidade contribui para o processo de maturação motora. Figura-se entre as principais características do autismo o atraso nas habilidades motoras grossas e finas, com...
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This study aimed to analyze laterality and manual dexterity in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). From the point of view of human motor skills, laterality contributes to the motor maturation process. Among the main characteristics of autism is the delay in gross and fine motor skills, with progressive worsening in the condition. Analyzin...
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Objective This study reviewed systematically the effects of sleep extension on sports performance. Design systematic review. Method The systematic review was conducted in November 2020. Articles published in English were searched in PubMed, Virtual Health Library, SPORTDiscus, and Web of Science and Scopus databases. The search terms used were “s...
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Objective To investigate prevalence, incidence and profile of musculoskeletal injuries in para athletes. Design Systematic review. Data sources Searches were conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, SPORTSDiscus, CINAHL and hand searching. Eligibility criteria Studies were considered if they reported prevalence or incidence of musculoskeletal injurie...
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Evidence indicates that aerobic performance is degraded either by environmental heat stress or sleep deprivation. However, whether these conditions interact to produce more significant performance impairment deserves further investigation. Therefore, this study investigated the effects of experimental sleep deprivation (24 h or 96 h) on aerobic per...
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The Paralympic sport is based on performance and requires planning of physical, technical and psychological training. Factors such as structure, duration, and intensity of specific training and the disability type might influence hormone levels of blood-free testosterone and cortisol. Few studies have examined the psychobiological aspects in elite...
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Purpose: To verify the effects of using different grip widths in bench press performance in Paralympic powerlifting athletes. Methods: Twelve experienced Paralympic powerlifting male athletes (25.40 [3.30] y, 70.30 [12.15] kg) participated in the study. Maximal dynamic strength and maximal isometric strength (MIS) were determined. Then, mean pro...
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, the population has been exposed to a substantial period of social isolation, which leads to anxiety, fear, and metabolic and immune impairments. Considering that sleep restriction influences eating behavior, we highlight that changes in it may occur during the COVID-19 quarantine. Alterations in feeding time can...
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Body image represents the mental perception of body shapes and is a multifactorial structure that includes psychological, physical and emotional elements. The discrepancy between the subjective perception of body image and the desire for the ideal body type can interfere with the feeling of satisfaction and trigger the desire for changes in appeara...
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The fear and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, threats to survival are one of the main problems of everyday life; however, mental health care must also be considered a priority. During social isolation also called self-quarantine, the restricted mobility and social contact, concern about financial resources and...
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In December 2019, Wuhan, in China, attracted international attention due to a pneumonia outbreak caused by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Infection by 2019-nCoV is more likely in elderly people with comorbidities or with associated chronic diseases. Due to the high transmission rate among humans, this disease is rapidly disseminated, which led to...
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Sleep is a physiological state and it is fundamental for physical and cognitive recovery of athletes. Due to strenuous training and competitions, athletes may present sleep complaints compromising good quality and quantity of sleep. Studies have related sleep debt to the occurrence of musculoskeletal injuries in athletes, but the mechanisms that ca...
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Objective To investigate the effect of a reduction of approximately 25% in total sleep time (TST) on sleep parameters, sleepiness and reaction time (RT) in short, long and intermediate sleepers. Design Twenty healthy young men with a TST of ≤6 h (n = 6), between 6 h and 8 h (n = 7) and > 8 h (n = 7), respectively considered as short, intermediate...
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Rotating and permanent night shiftwork schedules typically result in acute and sometimes chronic sleep deprivation plus acute and sometimes chronic disruption of the circadian time structure. Immune system processes and functionalities are organized as circadian rhythms, and they are also strongly influenced by sleep status. Sleep is a vital behavi...
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Objective: To analyze chronotype, duration and quality of sleep among elite athletes, to compare differences in sleep variables between sex, and to compare differences between athletes of individual and team sports. Method: The sample included 70 Brazilian elite athletes of both sex (male=37; female=33) with a mean age 23.0 ± 4.0 years old. To meas...
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Background: Physical exercise plays an important role in metabolic health, especially in the insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) system. The objective of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of a single endurance and resistance exercise session on IGF-1 serum. Methods: The systematic review was pe...
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Introduction: Circadian rhythms can impact athletes’ sports performance, where the plateau occurs between 15 and 21 hours. Swimming is a peculiar case, as athletes perform training and final sessions in competitions at different times, as in the Rio2016 Olympic Games for example, where the semifinal and final competitions took place from ten o’cloc...
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Introduction: Muscle injuries are the most frequent cause of physical disability in sports, representing a large percentage of all sports injuries. In high-performance sports in particular, there is great interest in optimizing the process of diagnosis and rehabilitation of muscle injuries in order to reduce the amount of time taken off by athletes...
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Introduction: Population sleep registration is important for the epidemiological investigation of possible disorders and diseases associated with sleep deprivation and restriction. The aim of the current study was to verify how many days and weeks are required for a reliable sleep diary application. Methods: 53 subjects of both genders participa...
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Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the gender differences for sleep complaints, patterns and disorders of elite athletes during preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Methods: The study included 146 athletes from the Brazilian Olympic Team (male: n=86; 59%; female: n=60; 41%). The assessment of the Olympic athletes' sleep too...
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Abstract Purpose:The present study aimed to investigate associations between hormonal profile (cortisol and testosterone) and the psychobiological aspects of Paralympic athletes during a competitive season. Method: Male Brazilian Paralympic swimmers (n=11) were evaluated in three Training Camps (TC) during the cycle of training for the Paralympic...
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Abstract Purpose:The present study aimed to investigate associations between hormonal profile (cortisol and testosterone) and the psychobiological aspects of Paralympic athletes during a competitive season. Method: Male Brazilian Paralympic swimmers (n=11) were evaluated in three Training Camps (TC) during the cycle of training for the Paralympic...
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Purpose: To investigate the relationship between sleep quality and quantity and injuries in elite soccer players and to compare sleep-wake variables and injury characteristics. Methods: The current investigation was a prospective cohort study of 23 elite male soccer players competing for 2 teams over 6 mo in the highest-level Brazilian competiti...
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Background Paralympic athletes need physical, technical and psychological training. The aim of study was to monitor and compare the multi-parameter variables during the training cycle of Paralympic swimmers before RIO 2016 Paralympic Games. Material and methods Internal training load, motivation levels, mood states, stress and recovery were measure...
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Resumo: O estudo teve como objetivo mapear geograficamente os atletas paralímpicos brasileiros de natação e atletismo, bem como identificar suas deficiências. Os dados dos atletas foram obtidos junto ao Comitê Paralímpico Brasileiro (CPB), onde buscamos informações sobre os atletas que participaram do Circuito Loterias Caixa de 2015. A amostra foi...
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We aimed to profile the aerobic fitness and muscle power of five-a-side football athletes on the Brazilian National Paralympic Team. The sample consisted of 12 male Paralympic athletes on the Brazilian National five-a-side football team, including 3 sighted goalkeepers and 9 blind (B1 category) outfield players. The results were: peak oxygen uptake...
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Treinadores do esporte paralímpico apresentam diferenças na atuação comparados a outros treinadores. Assim, o objetivo do presente estudo foi analisar a trajetória profissional dos treinadores da Delegação Paralímpica Brasileira dos Jogos Rio 2016. Este estudo contou com 35 treinadores (idade: 39,7±9,4 anos, tempo de atuação: 10,7±5,4 anos) que res...
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Aims: a) to measure individual variations in body mass (BM), sum of skinfolds (SSF) and energy intake of Paralympic track and field athletes b) to evaluate whether individual consumption of macronutrients meets recommended levels in three distinct periods of training. Methods: Ten Paralympic track and field athletes were evaluated during three per...
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This study investigated the effect of using an artificial bright light on the entrainment of the sleep/wake cycle as well as the reaction times of athletes before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 22 athletes from the Brazilian Olympic Swimming Team were evaluated, with the aim of preparing them to compete at a time when they would normally be about to g...
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Study objectives: It has been demonstrated in recent studies that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most prevalent sleep disorder in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), and thus the current study aimed to investigate the influence of OSA on knee extensor torque, pain, stiffness, and physical function in men with low-grade knee OA. Methods: The...
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Paralympic sport has grown significantly in recent years, andtherefore, is important to evaluate the sleep and the quality of life of these athletes, which can influence their performance. The objective of the study was to verify if there is a difference in perceptions of sleep and quality of life among Paralympic athletes, two months before the Lo...
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Abstract Introduction: Determining the psychobiological profile of a team sport is important for defining the work to be performed in each phase, as well as in preparation for future competitions. The aim of this study was to draw a profile of mood states, depression, sleep quality, sleepiness and anxiety, of a Paralympic athletics team over a seve...
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Introduction: The sphygmomanometer test is an alternative and inexpensive method for assessment of muscle strength. This instrument was considered valid and reliable to measure the isometric strength in different health conditions, however, in individuals with limb amputations the properties of this instrument for this purpose, have not been invest...
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Introdução: O corpo humano, como um sistema biológico dinâmico, sofre influências hormonais frente ao exercício físico. Objetivo: Compilar estudos por meio de uma revisão integrativa sobre a interação entre os biomarcadores testosterona, cortisol, os aspectos psicobiológicos e a prática de exercício físico. Métodos: Foram analisados estudos publica...
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O presente trabalho buscou mapear geograficamente no Brasil quais regiões estão concentradas os atletas paralímpicos da modalidade natação. Os dados foram obtidos a partir do banco de dados do Comitê Paralímpico Brasileiro em três etapas regionais do Circuito Caixas Loterias, nos meses de julho, setembro e novembro de 2015. Os dados analisados fora...
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Purpose: Peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) is a fundamental parameter used to evaluate physical capacity. The objective of this study was to explore two types of incremental exercise tests used to determine VO2peak in four Paralympic swimmers: arm ergometer testing in the laboratory and testing in the swimming pool. Design: On two different days,...
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Cada vez mais, atletas paralímpicos têm obtido resultados expressivos em importantes competições, bem como o aparecimento de lesões musculoesqueléticas tem aumentando nesses atletas e, com isso, a ação da fisioterapia passa a ser importante e vem ganhando espaço nessa área. O objetivo do presente estudo é demonstrar as principais lesões musculoesqu...
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The organizing committee of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games recently announced that some of the preliminary and final competitions will be held at night. The present article discusses the potential harmful effects of these late-night competitions on sleep, circadian rhythms and athletic performance during the Olympic Games. Specifically, night-time comp...
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Objective The evaluation of selective activation of C-fibers to record evoked potentials using the association of low-power diode laser (810 nm), tiny-area stimulation and skin-blackening. Method Laser-evoked potentials (LEPs) were obtained from 20 healthy young subjects. An aluminum plate with one thin hole was attached to the laser probe to prov...