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|Title: ||Evaluation of elderly persons' functionality and care needs|
|Authors: ||Lopes, M. J.|
Pereira, D. G.
Pereira, C. S.
International Classification of Functioning
Disability and Health
|Issue Date: ||Feb-2013|
|Citation: ||Lopes, Manuel José, Escoval, Ana, Pereira, Dulce Gamito, Pereira, Carla Sandra, Carvalho, Catarina, & Fonseca, César. (2013). Evaluation of elderly persons' functionality and care needs. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 21(spe), 52-60.|
|Abstract: ||OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the elderly persons' functionality, based on the International Classification of Functionality.
METHODS: a cross-sectional, descriptive study; a stratified random sample of 903 elderly persons; a confidence level of 95%; and a margin of error of 2.5%. Questionnaire based on the International Classification of Functionality; data was collected based on structured interviews undertaken by health professionals in the health centers in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
RESULTS: 30.7% of the elderly persons stated that they were illiterate, and 22.9% lived alone. Feeding/dietary (18.7%), housing (19.2%) and health needs (26.0%) were not met. Orientation functions were maintained in 83.4%; 58% of the elderly persons referred to pain so intense that it required care; 73.3% of the elderly persons did not have functional dentition. Levels of performance were superior to 80% in the participation activities: washing oneself (82.6%), toileting (92.2%), dressing, eating, and drinking (89%).
CONCLUSION: although a progressive decline in functionality is observed as age advances, the majority of dimensions are preserved until around 75 years of age.|
|Appears in Collections:||CICTS - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
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