Competência profissional dos trabalhadores de programas de atividade física da atenção básica à saúde de Pernambuco

Danyelle de Cássia Ribeiro de Oliveira, Emmanuelly Correia de Lemos, Caroline Ramos de Moura Silva, Rafael Miranda Tassitano

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The objective of the study was to verify the association between professional competences in knowledge, ability and attitude with the initial, continuing education, permanent education and professional activity in physical activity promotion programs (PPAFs) of primary health care in Pernambuco. Cross-sectional study with 553 professionals from 132 cities. Professional competence was measured by 23 Likert questions in terms of knowledge (n = 7), ability (n = 9) and attitude (n = 7). Socio-demographic, actuation time, initial training, continuing education and permanent education were the independent variables. The non-hierarchical k-means test was used to identify groups with higher and lower perception of competence. Crude and adjusted binary logistic regression was used to identify the factors associated with higher perception of competence. About 66.4% have a Physical Education degree, with little experience in initial and continuing education. (OR = 2.21; CI95%: 1.04-4.68) in Physical Education (OR = 2.48; CI95%: 1.47-4.85), to be a public servant (OR = 1.86; CI95%: 1.13-3.27) and attend courses and physical activity training in last year (1 or 2 courses – OR = 3.86; CI95%: 2.17-6.81, and ≥ 3 courses OR = 4.27; CI95%: 1.99-7.58) increases the chance of perceived higher competence. It is necessary in the initial training, implementation of a policy of continuous training with the focus on basic health care, and valuation through the strengthening of the type of bond.

Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalBrazilian Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Issue number0
StatePublished - Oct 16 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Atenção básica à Saúde
  • Atividade motora
  • Competência profissional

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