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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Quality of Life in Elderly Assisted in the Primary Attention

Marclio Santos, Celmo Celeno Porto

The aim is to evaluate the understanding of the elderly regarding the pathology that affects them and Its relation with the quality of life (L.Q). It is a study with primary data, prospective, transversal population-based, exploratory, quantitative character. The research universe is the elderly with some NCDs living in the city of Barra do Garas, state of Mato Grosso, from April to September 2017. For the analysis of L.Q, the WHOQOL-bref and WHOQOL-OLD instruments were applied. The comparison of the WHOQOL-bref, WHOQOL-old with the profile of the elderly was performed using the Mann-Whitney and / or Kruskal-Wallis tests. As results, it was found that the elderly had a good quality of life for the correlation between the two instruments that measure Q.V, with an average of 59 %. It was concluded that correlations were especially strong for past, present and future activities, sensory ability and the social environment. The psychological is strongly linked to the past, the present and how one looks at the future. The educational level had a negative influence on the understanding of the pathology and could have an impact on the quality of life.

Keywords: Elderly Health, Primary Health Care, Quality of Life, WHOQOL-OLD, WHOQOL-bref

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019

Pages: 1410 - 1416

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