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Title: Multidimensional Assessment of Institutionalized Elderly: the Reality of a Brazilian Institution
Authors: Lima Neto, Alcides Viana de
Azevedo, Lívia Maria de
Mesquita, Gabriella Xavier Barbalho
Oliveira, Kamilla Sthefany Andrade de
Nunes, Vilani Medeiros de Araújo
Cunha, Isabelle Cristina Braga Coutinho
Pimenta, Isac Davidson Santiago Fernandes
Araújo, Isabela Dantas Torres de
Lima, Jonia Cybele Santos
Soares, Angela Maria de Medeiros
Assis, Amanda Sarmento Silva Alves de
Barbosa, Maria Helena Pires Araújo
Mata, Ádala Nayana de Sousa
Dias, Jaciana Medeiros da Costa
Cruz, Anna Carolina Soares de Souza
Sousa, Ana Carolina Patrício de Albuquerque
Piuvezam, Grasiela
Sampaio, Ana Tania Lopes
Neves, Naedja Nara de Araújo
Santos, Renata Clemente dos
Keywords: Aged;Institutionalization;Aging;Facilities for the aged
Issue Date: Jan-2017
Citation: LIMA NETO, Alcides Viana de et al. Multidimensional Assessment of Institutionalized Elderly: the Reality of a Brazilian Institution. International Archives of Medicine, v. 10, jan./dez. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 03 abr. 2018.
Portuguese Abstract: Background: The population aging in Brazil is characterized by the accumulation of progressive disabilities in their functional activities and daily life. To consider the elderlies in his/her multiple dimensions turns out to be a critical issue to improve their assistance to an institutionalized level, improving their health and quality of life. To perform a mini-overall evaluation of institutionalized elderly person to trace their profile in relation to the socio-demographic, functional capacity, nutritional status and cognition. Methods: descriptive, cross-sectional study of quantitative approach conducted in facilities for the aged people in Natal, RN. Results: 63.3% of the elderly were female, with ages varying from 61 to 103 years. 60.0% were single; 56.7% were literate. 66.7% had no children and 55% lived with their families before the institutionalization. As for the institutionalization time, 63.3% resided in the institution for four years. As what concerns the aspects of health, 73.3 of the elderly presented hearing difficulties, 90% make use of medicines predominantly to diabetes and hypertension. There is clear evidence that the institutionalization has been harmful to the elderly as with regards basic activities of daily living, nutritional status and cognitive aspects. Conclusion: the progressive disability in functional activities of daily life interferes directly in the quality of life, increasing dependency and minimizing the autonomy of these individuals. It is necessary to effective implementation of public policies directed to the institutionalized elderly from the perspective of effective actions for improved attention and assistance
ISSN: 1755-7682
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