Influence of Personal History, Diagnosis and Health Body Strength in Fragility of Elderly

  • Anna Cláudia Freire de Araújo Patrício Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte.
  • Richardson Augusto Rosendo da Silva Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte/UFRN. Natal/RN
  • Jiovana de Souza Santos Universidade Federal da Paraíba.
  • Brenda Feitosa Lopes Rodrigues Centro Universitário de João Pessoa/Paraíba
  • Maria Amanda Pereira Leite Centro Universitário de João Pessoa/Paraíba
  • Thayná Dias dos Santos Centro Universitário de João Pessoa/Paraíba
  • Rafaella da Silva Macena Centro Universitário de João Pessoa/Paraíba
  • Lidiane Mariz de Lima Centro Universitário de João Pessoa/Paraíba
  • Rossini Freire de Araújo Centro Universitário de João Pessoa/Paraíba

Abstract

Objective: Verify the existence of the influence of personal history, diagnosis and health body strength in fragility of elderly. Method: cross-sectional study with quantitative approach. Participated in 21 elderly practitioners of physical activity in the city of João Pessoa/Paraíba, Brazil. A demographic tool, scale of fragility of Lawton and Brody and Indody 720, being the data processed by the software Statistical Package for the Social Sciences 19.0, which allowed the preparation of statistical analyses with the models and techniques employed for the construction and validation of the score. Results: The elderly have an average of 6.92 ± 65.9 years of age, and 95.2% (20) female, 57.1% (12) married. As for factors evaluated: diabetes, hypertension, tachycardia, dizziness, headache, use of medication and blurred vision, no causes significant changes in the classification of the fragility of the patient. Not realize significant changes with the Mann-Whitney tests of hypotheses or the Fisher exact, the classification of Lawton did not influence the classification of the State of the patient as to the diagnosis of health and muscle strength. Conclusion: The fragility in the elderly in the study is not influenced by muscular strength and the diagnosis of health detected by Indody 720.

Published
Jan 2, 2017
How to Cite
PATRÍCIO, Anna Cláudia Freire de Araújo et al. Influence of Personal History, Diagnosis and Health Body Strength in Fragility of Elderly. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, jan. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1762>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2189.
Section
Global Health & Health Policy

Keywords

fragility; health; elderly.