Evaluation of the ElderlyÂ´S Profile with Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Health Care
Keywords:Health Profile, Diabetes Mellitus, Elderly
AbstractThis study aimed to describe the socio-demographic and clinical profile of elderly with diabetes mellitus in a Primary Health Care Unit. This is a descriptive and transversal study conducted in a city of CearÃ¡ State. The sample consisted of 55 elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Data were collected from July to August 2014 through a socio-demographic and clinical variables form. The descriptive statistics was used for the analysis. The mean age of 71 years old was observed; 67.3% of the sample were women; 58.2% married; 30.9% illiterate; 83.6% with income less than two minimum wages; 61.8% were sedentary; 54.5% were overweight; 53.4% of grade I obesity; and 69.1% with altered postprandial glucose. The mean duration of the disease was more than 10 years, and diabetic complications were found. The elderlyâ€™s profile can contribute to more health risks and serious impairment of quality of life
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