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The consequences of the pandemic on the quality of life of the elderly: a bibliometric analysis

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https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.5051

Keywords:

Quality of life, Elderly, Covid-19, Interdisciplinary, Public Policies

Abstract

Objective: to analyze the consequences of the pandemic on the quality of life of the elderly, through bibliometrics. Method: this is an integrative review, with a bibliographic analysis method, carried out on the basis of Scopus, during the period between March 2020 and June 2022, with the following descriptors: "(Elderly OR "Older Adults" OR "Older Adults" People” AND Age* AND “Quality of Life” AND “Covid-19” OR Pandemics NOT Children NOT Adolescents). Data were analyzed by the Rstudio interface with bibliometrix and VOSviewer software. Results: 129 publications were found, with the involvement of 959 authors, average (7.72) co-authors found and 9,295 citations per document. The psychology of psychology is more representative and thinks about the mental aspects, the area of ​​social knowledge to the public of the elderly. There is an increase in productions on the subject between the United States and Australia. Five clusters stood out in the co-occurrence analysis, totaling 152 interconnected terms in this study, such as: confinement, social isolation, elderly, loneliness, physical activity, health and anxiety. Conclusion: a proposal of this study, examining the scientific analyzes and providing coverage of the diversity of research and few fields of the quality of life of the elderly in the pandemic context, in addition to information on the integrality inherent to the diversity that the elderly face in the face of the pandemic.

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11/10/2022

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Campos, C. G. P., Carmos, G. C. M. do, Vargas, L. M., & Pedroso, B. (2022). The consequences of the pandemic on the quality of life of the elderly: a bibliometric analysis. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.5051

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