Juliana S Oliveira

Juliana S Oliveira
The University of Sydney · School of Public Health

Doctor of Philosophy

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Background Knowledge of which physical activity programs are most effective for older adults in different sub-populations and contexts is limited. The objectives of this rapid review were to: 1) Overview evidence evaluating physical activity programs/services for older adults; and 2) Describe impact on physical activity, falls, intrinsic capacity (...
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Introduction: Exercise that challenges balance is proven to prevent falls in community-dwelling older people, yet widespread implementation and uptake of effective programmes is low. This systematic review and meta-analysis synthesised the evidence and evaluated the effect of eHealth-delivered exercise programmes compared with control on balance i...
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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Sarcopenia is a risk factor for adverse outcomes in older adults,[1], but this has yet to be confirmed in chronic kidney disease (CKD).[2] We conducted a systematic review to investigate the association between sarcopenia and its traits with mortality, hospitalization and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) progression in CKD patien...
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Background & Aims Sarcopenia is a risk factor for adverse outcomes in older adults, but this has yet to be confirmed in chronic kidney disease (CKD). We conducted a systematic review to investigate the association between sarcopenia and its traits with mortality, hospitalization, and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) progression in CKD patients. Met...
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Background Falls among older people are a major global health concern. This process evaluation investigates the experience of participants aged 60+ in a yoga program aimed at preventing falls which transitioned from studio-based classes to online classes in response to COVID-19 restrictions. We sought to understand how the Successful AGEing (SAGE)...
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Exercise that targets balance and strength is proven to prevent falls in older age. The Successful AGEing yoga trial is the first large randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of yoga on falls in people aged ≥60 years. We conducted a realist process evaluation to explain the strong participant engagement observed using interviews (21 parti...
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Objective: The objective of this scoping review is to describe how exercise has been prescribed for hemodialysis patients. Introduction: Exercise interventions have received more attention from the nephrology community in the last few years. Despite some limitations in the findings, there is currently robust evidence suggesting that exercise is cli...
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Background This statistical analysis plan details the Coaching for Healthy AGEing (CHAnGE) trial analysis methodology. Objective To investigate the effect of a combined physical activity and fall prevention program on physical activity and falls compared to a healthy eating among people aged 60 years and over. Methods The CHAnGE trial is a pragma...
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Realist evaluation offers a valuable way to understand how interventions function and thus how they can be improved and locally adapted. Consequently, realist evaluation is increasingly conducted in parallel with intervention trials. It comprises a clear philosophical foundation and view of causality, pragmatic mixed data collection methods, and a...
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Background To inform implementation and future research, this scoping review investigates the volume of evidence for physical activity interventions among adults aged 60+. Our research questions are: (1) what is the evidence regarding interventions designed to increase total physical activity in adults aged 60+ years, in accordance with three of th...
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Objective: To describe the proportion of national health surveys that contained questions on the prevalence and consequences of musculoskeletal conditions. Methods: We used a comprehensive search strategy to obtain national health surveys from the 218 countries listed by the World Bank. Two authors independently extracted information from each n...
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Background Various physical activity interventions for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis have been designed and evaluated, but the effect of such interventions on the prevention of osteoporosis in older people is unclear. The aim of this review was to investigate the association between physical activity and osteoporosis prevention in people...
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Introduction: Falls significantly reduce independence and quality of life in older age. Balance-specific exercise prevents falls in people aged 60+ years. Yoga is growing in popularity and can provide a high challenge to balance; however, the effect of yoga on falls has not been evaluated. This trial aims to establish the effect on falls of a yoga...
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Background: Frailty and sarcopenia are common age-related conditions associated with adverse outcomes. Physical activity has been identified as a potential preventive strategy for both frailty and sarcopenia. The authors aimed to investigate the association between physical activity and prevention of frailty and sarcopenia in people aged 65 years...
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Introduction Sciatica is a lower spine condition characterised by radiating leg pain below the knee. It may be accompanied by motor and sensory loss in the distribution of a spinal nerve. There are few effective treatments for sciatica. Orally administered glucocorticoids have shown some promise, however, any beneficial effects need to be confirmed...
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Background Recent investigations suggest that obesity may be associated with an increased risk of falls; however, this theory has yet to be definitively confirmed. This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the strength of the association between obesity and falls, multiple falls, fall-related injuries, and fall-related fractures among older...
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Background Older people are at high risk of physical inactivity. Activity trackers can facilitate physical activity. We aimed to investigate the effect of interventions using activity trackers on physical activity, mobility, quality of life and mental health among people aged 60+ years. Methods For this systematic review, we searched eight databas...
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To document the characteristics of participants aged 50 years and older in a local government group exercise program (Strong Seniors), to investigate the motivators and barriers to ongoing exercise, and to identify factors associated with more frequent exercise class attendance. Ninety-three participants completed a survey about exercise class atte...
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Questions: In people aged ≥ 60 years, does a combined physical activity and fall prevention intervention affect physical activity and mobility-related goal attainment? Does the combined intervention also improve fall rates, daily steps, the proportion of people meeting the physical activity guidelines, quality of life, mood, fear of falling, and m...
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This study aimed to summarise the function-related goals set by older people and to explore gender differences in goal selection, and associations between balance-related goals and fall history, self-rated balance and fear of falling. We included community-dwelling people aged 60+ participating in two randomised controlled trials. Participants nomi...
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Goal-setting may be used to facilitate health behaviour change. Balance-challenging exercise can prevent falls. We investigated the association between the types of physical activity (PA) goals selected and the fall history and self-rated balance of people aged 60+ years participating in a randomised controlled trial aimed at increasing PA and prev...
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Background Physical inactivity is common in older age, yet increased activity benefits older people in terms of preventing chronic disease and maximising independence. Health coaching is a behaviour change intervention that has been shown to increase physical activity in clinical populations. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated th...
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Introduction: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) considers multiples aspects of functionality. It is believed that this tool can help to classify the functionality of older adults with low back pain (LBP) . Objectives: To describe the functionality of active older adults with LBP according to the ICF. Met...
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Objective: To determine the relationship between perceived fatigability and oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, respiratory exchange ratio and the energy cost of walking in older women. Design: Observational, cross-sectional study. Participants: Forty-eight community-dwelling older women were recruited from senior centres in Natal,...
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Physical inactivity and falls in older people are important public health problems. Health conditions that could be ameliorated with physical activity are particularly common in older people. One in three people aged 65 years and over fall at least once annually, often resulting in significant injuries and ongoing disability. These problems need to...
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Objective: To provide reference values and to evaluate the factors influencing thoracic mobility in children aged 7 to 11 years old. Methods: A total of 166 children were assessed from public and private schools (90 girls and 76 boys) in the city of Natal (Northeast Brazil). Demographic and anthropometric data were collected, and the thoracic perim...
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Objetivo: Analisar o índice de percepção de esforço na avaliação das pressões respiratórias máximas de crianças e adolescentes. Método: Foram avaliadas 144 crianças e adolescentes saudáveis, de sete a onze anos, sendo 63 meninos e 81 meninas, estudantes das redes pública e privada. O instrumento utilizado foi o manovacuômetro digital MVD300 (Global...
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Objective: To analyze the rate of perceived exertion in assessing maximal respiratory pressures in children and adolescents. Methods: We evaluated 144 healthy children and adolescents from seven to eleven years old, 63 boys and 81 girls, students from public and private schools. The instrument used was a digital manovacuometer MVD300 (Globalmed ®,...

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We are conducting systematic reviews and metanalysis to identify (i) the prevalence of sarcopenia and osteoporosis in people with chronic kidney disease and (ii) the influence of sarcopenia on the risk of end-stage renal disease, hospitalization, and mortality.