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Title: Lifestyle of the Elderly Receiving Home Care in Spain
Author: Puig Llobet, Montserrat
Rodríguez Ávila, Núria
Lluch Canut, Ma. Teresa
Farràs i Farràs, Jaume
Keywords: Cura de les persones grans
Persones grans
Persones grans dependents
Serveis socials per a les persones grans
Treball social amb les persones grans
Vilafranca del Penedès (Catalunya)
Soins des personnes âgées
Older people
Frail elderly
Services for older people
Social work with older people
Vilafranca del Penedès (Catalonia)
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: OMICS Group
Abstract: The aim of this study is to examine the lifestyle characteristics and health status of the elderly in order to identify aspects that might help promote active ageing. Participants were 26 elderly citizens aged 75 or over who were the recipients of home care services in Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona, Spain). They were recruited by means of convenience sampling, and a case study approach was adopted. Fieldwork was conducted in April 2007, with a specially designed questionnaire administered in the context of an in-depth interview. Quantitative data were analyzed with SPSS 15, while qualitative data were analysed and grouped by category. The results indicated that 53.8% of the elderly interviewees perceived their health status as being regular, most did not have adequate nutrition and hydration, while 42.3% had chewing problems and 65.3% presented slight dependence. Most of them received visits at home, but did not go on leisure outings. The only exercise they took was walking. These findings highlight the need to promote and strengthen activities for healthy ageing, and to ensure that people over 75 receive adequate care. Programmes should be implemented to improve those aspects that are currently under-addressed.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000121
It is part of: Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, 2013, vol. 2, num. 2, p. 1-2
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ISSN: 2167-7182
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Articles publicats en revistes (Infermeria de Salut Pública, Salut mental i Maternoinfantil)

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