CHRONIC NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS IN THE LIFE OF DEPENDENT ELDERLY PEOPLE
Keywords:Chronic non-communicable diseases, dependent elderly
This study aims to investigate the implications of chronic non-communicable diseases in dependent elderly people. whose objective was to investigate the implications of chronic non-communicable diseases in dependent elderly people. It treats multicenter study, with an approach in which semi-structured interviews were carried out with 59 dependent elderly people who were diagnosed with chronic diseases on the following topics: sociodemographic characteristics; family constitution; life situation; experience; functional, cognitive, mental / emotional and social dependence. It was observed that the majority were female, white, with low education and lived with their daughter. All were undergoing drug treatment and cardiocirculatory diseases were the most prevalent. Among the qualitative statements, the following stand out: use of medicines as a risk factor; the use of health services on a larger scale; the economic impact of chronic diseases for families and the state; the multiple chronic diseases presented; precarious family income; social and community support devices.
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