Application of Mental Health Scale and Perceived Stress in Elderly Assisted by Basic Health Units

  • Anna Cláudia Freire de Araújo Patrício Nurse. Master in nursing at the Federal University of Paraiba. Member of the study group and research in aging and Sociais Representations/GIEPERS. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. (claudia.freirearaujogmail.com)
  • Brenda Feitosa Lopes Rodrigues Nursing Student from Centro Universitário de João Pessoa – UNIPÊ. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Milena Azevedo Minhaqui Ferreira Nursing Student from Centro Universitário de João Pessoa – UNIPÊ. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Ruth Alves Gomes Nursing Student from Centro Universitário de João Pessoa – UNIPÊ. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Thays Domingos de Brito Nursing Student from Centro Universitário de João Pessoa – UNIPÊ. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Ana Rebeca Soares de Medeiros Nursing Student from Centro Universitário de João Pessoa – UNIPÊ. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Iana Virgínia Bezerra Félix Nursing Student from Centro Universitário de João Pessoa – UNIPÊ. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Jiovana de Souza Santos Nurse. Member of the study group and research in aging and Sociais Representations/GIEPERS. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

Abstract

Objective: to Analyze through the mental health scale and perceived stress in elderly assisted by basic health units.

Method: an exploratory study, quantitative, and performed in the period from March to July 2015, in the municipality of João Pessoa/Paraíba, in northeastern Brazil, where 67 were elderly people aged 60 or more years, a total of 200 elderly linked to family health Strategy and with preserved cognitive capacity.

 Results: Showed that the majority of the elderly did not submit mental suffering reported low level of perceived stress.

 Conclusion: we can see that elderly inserted into family and social coexistence have lower level of stress. Among the many disorders that affect the elderly, such as the limitation on motor coordination, difficulty of locomotion and metabolic deficits, mental health needs special attention.

Keywords: Mental Health; Aged; Health Centers.

Objective: to Analyze through the mental health scale and perceived stress in elderly assisted by basic health units.

Method: an exploratory study, quantitative, and performed in the period from March to July 2015, in the municipality of João Pessoa/Paraíba, in northeastern Brazil, where 67 were elderly people aged 60 or more years, a total of 200 elderly linked to family health Strategy and with preserved cognitive capacity.

 Results: Showed that the majority of the elderly did not submit mental suffering reported low level of perceived stress.

 Conclusion: we can see that elderly inserted into family and social coexistence have lower level of stress. Among the many disorders that affect the elderly, such as the limitation on motor coordination, difficulty of locomotion and metabolic deficits, mental health needs special attention.

Keywords: Mental Health; Aged; Health Centers.

Published
Apr 4, 2016
How to Cite
FREIRE DE ARAÚJO PATRÍCIO, Anna Cláudia et al. Application of Mental Health Scale and Perceived Stress in Elderly Assisted by Basic Health Units. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, apr. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1459>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1915.
Section
Epidemiology

Keywords

Mental Health; Aged; Health Centers.