Quality of Life Assessment in Elderly Served at Family Health Strategy Unit
Introduction: The increasing number of the elderly population occurred in Brazil took radical and accelerated way, considered an unprecedented event that has been following a worldwide phenomenon, which affects the society and reflects on the actions turned to the specific needs of the elderly. Concern related to the quality of life of the elderly is inherent in living conditions that the same will face as a commitment to their health conditions occur.
Objective: evaluating the quality of life of elderly in teams of the Family Health Strategy in the municipality of João Pessoa/PB.
Methods: study of secondary database of a quantitative approach carried out in the municipality of João Pessoa (JP) – Paraíba/Brazil, at the Units of the Family Health Strategy with 250 elderly, used as a survey instrument a questionnary, the WHOQOL-BREF and WHOQOL-OLD. Data were analyzed using SPSS 13.0. The average measurements were calculated, median, standard deviation and absolute frequency, as well as the domains and facets of the Quality of Life.
Results: there was a prevalence of female elderly (70.4%); older "young", aged between 60-79 years old (85,2%), married (44.8%), of low education level, between 1-4 years of education (30.4%), and family income from 1-3 minimum wages (70.8%). In the overall assessment of the quality of life it was possible to evaluate the perception of the elderly on the quality of life and satisfaction with health, where 52.0% of seniors considered their quality of life good and 50.4% were satisfied with their health.
Conclusion: In this study, the elderly evaluated their quality of life as good and were satisfied with their health.
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