Normative values of functional fitness in nonactive postmenopausal women

Lucas Melo Neves, Ana Claudia de Souza Fortaleza, Fabrício Eduardo Rossi, Tiego Aparecido Diniz, Malena Ricci Picolo, Camila Buonani, Leandro Ferreira, Ismael Forte Freitas Júnior


The aim of this study was to propose the normative table for the non active postmenopausal Brazilian population composed of women aged 50-69 years through the AAHPERD functional fitness test battery. This is a cross-sectional study with 170 postmenopausal women (FSH dose> 26.72 mIU / L). The population was divided into two groups: 50-59 years (n = 97) and 60-69 years (n = 73). The inclusion criteria were not having participated of systematic motor intervention in the six months prior to the study period; not presenting motor or cognitive impairments that could impair the performance of evaluation protocols and absence of comorbidities that could prevent or limit evaluations. The group aged 50-59 years showed mean values of 55.6 ± 2.9 years for age, 54.0 ± 21.1 mIU / ml for FSH, 11.3 ± 1.8 seconds for coordination 20.2 ± 4.0 repetitions for strength, 51.9 ± 11.8 cm for flexibility, 23.0 ± 2.4 seconds for speed and 497 ± 39 seconds for aerobic resistance. The group aged 60-69 years showed mean values of 64.2 ± 2.8 years of age, 54.9 ± 16.1 mIU / ml for FSH, 11.5 ± 2.5 seconds for coordination, 20.2 ± 4.3 repetitions for strength, 54.4 ± 10.9 cm for flexibility, 24.5 ± 4.0 seconds for speed and 507 ± 47 seconds for aerobic resistance. The proposal of a normative table was made possible with the data analyzed, which is a new reference regarding functional fitness studies especially in physically inactive postmenopausal women.


Evaluation; Exercise; Health; Humans; Physical fitness


The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Bras. Cineantropom. Desempenho Hum, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references. E-ISSN 1980-0037, impressa ISSN 1415-8426, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.