Comparison of functional physical fitness between migrants and non-migrants in Poland
PBN-AR
Instytucja
Wydział Fizjoterapii (Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego we Wrocławiu)
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
COLLEGIUM ANTROPOLOGICUM (25pkt w roku publikacji)
ISSN
0350-6134
EISSN
Wydawca
COLLEGIUM ANTROPOLOGICUM
DOI
URL
Rok publikacji
2018
Numer zeszytu
4
Strony od-do
249-256
Numer tomu
42
Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
Słowa kluczowe
en
adults 60+
BMI
senior functional fitness test
migration
health
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
After the Second World War Polish borders were shifted into west and it forced large number of people to migrate from the east and central Poland to the western areas in the 1940s and 1950s, which dramatically changed the living conditions. The aim of the study was to compare functional physical fitness of migrants and non-migrants in older ages. Body height and weight were measured and 6 tests of the Senior Functional Fitness Test set were carried out in 785 men and women aged 60-80, during 2015-2016 years in two regions of Poland: the south-western (Dolnośląskie) and south-eastern (Podkarpackie), regarded as migrant and non-migrant areas respectively. Sex and regional differences were assessed by ANOVA, with NIR post hoc test. Additionally, Pearson’s χ2 test and t-Student tests for independent groups were also used. The seniors of south-western Poland are characterized by a significantly higher level of functional physical fitness as compared to seniors from south-eastern Poland. It can be assumed that a higher level of education, more favourable socioeconomic conditions and a more proactive approach to one's own health of Lower Silesians (migrants) allowed them to remain independent in everyday life and age with dignity.
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Original article
Original article presents the results of original research or experiment.
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System-identifier
PBN-R:916244