Elderly’s Health Record in the Perception of Health Professionals

  • Célia Maria Cartaxo Pires de Sá Nutritionist. Master in Nursing. Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria Adelaide Silva Paredes Moreira Physiotherapist. Doctor. Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Karoline de Lima Alves Nurse. Master in Nursing. Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Lenilde Duarte de Sá Nurse. Doctor. Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria de Lourdes de Farias Pontes Nurse. Doctor. Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Jorge Correia Jesuíno PhD in Sociology. researcher at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences ( ISCSP ) Technical University of Lisbon.
  • Maria Filomena Mendes Gaspar Nurse. President/teacher of the Lisbon Nursing School . Lisboa, Portugal
  • Greicy Kelly Gouveia Dias Bittencourt Nurse. Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Ana Paula Abreu Borges PhD in Public Health of the National Public Health School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa, Portugal.
  • Antonia Oliveira Silva Nurse. Doctor. Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

Abstract

Introduction: The population growth of older people is a reality that requires a different look at all care levels. The Elderly’s Health Record (EHR) was created to identify the vulnerabilities and peculiarities of this population and promote specific actions. Objective: To investigate the perspective of primary care professionals about the record. Method: an exploratory and qualitative study, carried out in Family Health Units at Sanitary District V in the city of João Pessoa, Paraíba/Brazil, in which participated 53 health professionals. A semi-structured interview with questions related to the use of the EHR by professionals and socio-demographic information was used. Data were analyzed using Thematic Content Analysis – Categorical Technique, which returned six categories: a) care tool; b) Instrument for autonomy for the elderly; c) Use of information on the health of the elderly; d) Object of work; e) health monitoring Guide elderly and f) Health Support. Results: Of the respondents, 86.8% use the EHR; 3.8% do not know and 9.4% have access, but do not use it. Professionals associate it in positive and negative concepts and opine in favor of its use by contemplating valuable information to be considered in health care for the elderly. Conclusion: Grasping the perspective of professionals related to the HER will contribute to support discussions and increase the number of accession to it as a health promotion tool in aging.

Published
Jul 5, 2016
How to Cite
DE SÁ, Célia Maria Cartaxo Pires et al. Elderly’s Health Record in the Perception of Health Professionals. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, july 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1648>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1989.
Section
Global Health & Health Policy

Keywords

Health Professionals Health Handbook elder. Aging.