Activities Offered to the Elderly in Primary Health Care: Social Representations of Elderly and Professionals

  • Mayara Muniz Dias Rodrigues Postgraduate Nursing Program, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria Adelaide Silva Paredes Moreira Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Eliane de Sousa Leite Academic Unit of Nursing, Teacher training center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Saemmy Grasiely Estrela de Albuquerque Postgraduate Nursing Program, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Ronaldo Bezerra de Queiroz Physician, Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher's Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Antonia de Oliveira Silva Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Jacira dos Santos Oliveira Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Renata Rabelo Pereira Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Maria de Lourdes Farias Pontes Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Cleane Rosa da Silva Nursing Student, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Cláudia Jeane Lopes Pimenta Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.

Abstract

Introduction: in the SUS, the Family Health Strategy, considered by the Ministry of Health as the elderly users’ gateway, is designed to reorient the health care of the population, promoting the quality of life.

Objective: recognizing the social representations built by the elderly and health professionals about the activities offered to seniors in Primary Health Care Health Care.

Method: an exploratory study of a qualitative approach based on Theoretical contribution of Social Representations in its dimensional approach conducted with 257 elderly and 249 professionals in the Family Health Units in the city of João Pessoa/Paraíba/Brazil. The collected data were processed with the SPSS 20.0 software and Iramuteq 0.6 alpha 3. Results: the results showed three classes: Dimensions associated with activities offered to the elderly, represented by: necessary, excellent, quality, poor, deficient and insufficient; Service improvement perspectives: improving, service, poor, lack, attention; and Professional dimensions in senior care, consisting of: importance, professionals, promote, quality of life, well-being, self-esteem.

Conclusion: it is expected that this study will contribute to the reflection about the quality of activities offered to seniors in primary health care services and serves as a improvement for changes needed in the current context of the health of the elderly. 

Published
Nov 17, 2015
How to Cite
RODRIGUES, Mayara Muniz Dias et al. Activities Offered to the Elderly in Primary Health Care: Social Representations of Elderly and Professionals. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, nov. 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1367>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1853.
Section
Primary Care

Keywords

Elderly; Primary Health Care; Knowledge; Nursing.

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