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Ciencia & trabajo

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ZARANZA MONTEIRO, Luciana; ALVES DE LIRA, Bruno; DE SOUZA, Priscila  and  BRAGA JUNIOR, Francelino D.. Perceived barriers to the practice of physical activity among servers of the administrative sector of a faculty of the federal district. Cienc Trab. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.62, pp.97-102. ISSN 0718-2449.

The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of barriers and their association with physical activity in servers of a Federal District college. It is a cross-sectional study with 270 administrative servers from a faculty of the Federal District, Brazil, developed between October 2016 and May 2017. Sociodemographic informa tion, physical activity practice and perceived barriers were collected. The barriers were analyzed individually and grouped into domains (environmental, behavioral, physical and social). Associations between perceived barriers (by domains) and practice of physical activities were tested by means of Poisson Regression. Results: The main barriers perceived by the employees of both genders were extensive work hours (women = 33.9%, men = 24.1%), lack of energy (women = 17.3%, men = 14.9%). Women and men who per ceived social barriers to physical activity presented a higher proba bility (OR = 2.13, 95%CI = 1.08-5.40, OR = 1.92, 95%CI = 0.87, 4.88, respectively) of being physically inactive. Physical barriers were associated with physical inactivity in women (OR = 1.82, 95%CI = 1.41-4.47). The barriers of the social domain were associated with physical inactivity for both genders. The development of healthy public policies with the purpose of increasing the stimulus to the practice of physical activity.

Keywords : physical activity; job; lifestyle; prevention.

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