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Comparison of Functional Physical Fitness between Migrants and Non-Migrants in Poland

Zofia Ignasiak ; Faculty of Physical Education, Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw, Poland
Teresa Sławińska ; Faculty of Physical Education, Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw, Poland
Anna Skrzek ; Faculty of Physiotherapy, Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw, Poland
Sławomir Kozieł orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-0584-4427 ; Department of Anthropology, Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland
Sławomir Drozd Drozd ; Faculty of Physical Education, University of Rzeszów, Poland
Robert Czaja Czaja ; Faculty of Physical Education, University of Rzeszów, Poland
Artur Płonka ; Faculty of Physical Education, University of Rzeszów, Poland
Anna Sebastjan ; Faculty of Physical Education, Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw, Poland
Tomasz Ignasiak ; Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Karkonosze College in Jelenia Góra, Poland


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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. It dramatically changed the living condition.
The aim of the study was to compare of 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-wester Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie) and
south-eastern (Podkarpackie), regarded as a migrants and non-migrants. Sex and region differences were assessed by a
nova, 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 compared to seniors from south-eastern Poland. It can be assumed that a higher level of education, more favourable socioeconomic conditions and more proactive approach to own health of Lower Silesians (migrants), allowed them to remain independent in everyday life and age with dignity.

Ključne riječi

adults 60+, BMI, senior functional fitness test, migration, health

Hrčak ID:

218707

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/218707

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