Lima Freitas, Cibelly Aliny Siqueira; Sales Eugênio, Francisca Emanuelle; da Silva, Maria Josefina; Teixeira Lima, Francisca Elisângela; Vieira, Neiva Francenely Cunha; da Costa Pinheiro, Patrícia Neyva; Gubert, Fabiane do Amaral
January 2010
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;1/1/2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p93
Academic Journal
Objectives: to analyze the perception of an elderly social group in Sobral-CE city on the aging process, knowing the feelings and expectations of older adults, and examine the difficulties experienced by the elderly in old age. Methods: this is a descriptive study from qualitative approach, carried out with 10 elderly who participated in a semistructured interview from May to June 2009. This study has been approved by the Ethics Committee in Research of University of State Vale do Acaraú (protocol number 512). Results: regarding the experience of old age was apparent that older people reported great satisfaction in participating in the living group, due to improvement in quality of life characterized by happiness, comfort and the desire to live. About the difficulties experienced in old age, were reported to constraints in developing remunerated activities the difficulty of achieving retirement and health issues. Conclusion: the study shows the importance of professional of health to develop educational strategies that promote the autonomy of the elderly to ensure human dignity. It is also that the participation of people living in groups, with a view to empowerment, positive self translated into the lives of the elderly.


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