Understanding of the Elderly Attached to the Family Health Strategy about the HIV/AIDS Infection

  • Cláudia Jeane Lopes Pimenta Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Iluska Pinto da Costa Technical School of Health of Cajazeiras, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Eliane de Sousa Leite Academic Unit of Nursing, Teacher training center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria do Carmo Andrade Duarte de Farias Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Thiago Lívio Barbosa Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Ewerton José de Souza Maciel Nursing Student, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Vanessa Rolim Barreto Cavalcante Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Janaíne Chiara Oliveira Moraes Postgraduate Nursing Program, University of Pernambuco, State University of Paraiba. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Cleane Rosa da Silva Nursing Student, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Rubens Félix de Lima Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Kátia Neyla de Freitas Macedo Costa Postgraduate Nursing Program, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Maria José Menezes Brito Postgraduate Program of the School of Nursing, Federal University of Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • Mayara Muniz Dias Rodrigues Postgraduate Nursing Program, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Jesana Sá Damasceno Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.

Abstract

Introduction: populational aging is a phenomenon that causes changes in the whole world, highlighting the spread of HIV/AIDS on the elderly population, characterized as a public health problem. Objective: identifying the understanding of older people about prevention and transmission of HIV/AIDS and recognizing their opinion about the control of this disease. Method: this is an exploratory-descriptive study of a qualitative approach, developed with 26 elderly enrolled in three Family Health Strategies on the city of Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil. The data were collected in interview structured script, and the data were collected in an interview with structured script, and analyzed according to the Content Analysis Technique proposed by Bardin. Results: from the participants of the research, 69.2% were women, half aged between 60 to 69 years old. From the analysis of the discourses two thematic categories emerged: Understanding about HIV/AIDS infection and responsibility for combating the disease. Conclusion: there are gaps in relation to knowledge of older people about HIV/AIDS, what makes them vulnerable to acquiring the disease.

Published
Oct 19, 2015
How to Cite
PIMENTA, Cláudia Jeane Lopes et al. Understanding of the Elderly Attached to the Family Health Strategy about the HIV/AIDS Infection. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, oct. 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1350>. Date accessed: 16 sep. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1840.
Section
Primary Care

Keywords

Elderly; Comprehension; HIV; AIDS. Community Health Services.

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