Quality of Life Assessment in Elderly Served at Family Health Strategy Unit

  • Ana Margareth Marques Fonseca Sarmento Physiotherapist, master's degree in Nursing from the Federal University of Paraíba. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria de Lourdes de Farias Pontes Professor, Department of Nursing, Public Health and Psychiatry - Federal University of Paraíba. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Valeria Peixoto Rodrigues Nurse. Doctor. Professor of the Graduate Program in Nursing, Federal University of Paraíba. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Cleane Rosa da Silva Nurse. Graduate student. Student of the Post-Graduate Nursing - Federal University of Paraíba. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
  • Sergio Augusto Silva Paredes Moreira Doctor. Master's degree. Student of the Post-Graduate Nursing - Federal University of Paraíba. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Jordana de Almeida Nogueira Nurse. Doctor. Professor of the Graduate Program in Nursing, Federal University of Paraíba. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Luiz Fernando Rangel Tura Doctor. Doctor. Professor of the Graduate Program in Social Medicine - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Antonia de Oliveira Silva Nurse. Doctor. Professor of the Graduate Program in Nursing, Federal University of Paraíba. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Olívia Galvão Lucena Ferreira Physiotherapist, PhD in Nursing from the Federal University of Paraíba. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria Adelaide Silva Paredes Moreira Physiotherapist, PhD in Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Professor at the Federal University of Paraíba. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brasil.

Abstract

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.

 

Published
Jul 14, 2016
How to Cite
SARMENTO, Ana Margareth Marques Fonseca et al. Quality of Life Assessment in Elderly Served at Family Health Strategy Unit. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, july 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1397>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1859.
Section
Global Health & Health Policy

Keywords

Quality of life, Elderly, Knowledge, Primary health attention