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Quality of life of the elderly: a combination of factors that supplant the negative aspect of disease

Juliana Martinez Pieroni, Maria Geralda Viana Heleno.

Abstract
Quality of life has been studied in its multiple aspects. This includes characteristics of populations, the influence on health promotion and disease prevention. Considering that we have not yet reached a level of excellence with regard to the quality of life of the elderly, we have to point out the factors to overcome the negative aspect of the disease or illness. In this sense, the objective of the research was to evaluate the quality of life of the elderly, based on a combination of factors that overcome the negative aspect of the disease, emphasizing the relationship of psychological behavioural processes in a space that facilitates the practice of physical activity. Methodology: A descriptive, observational and quantitative study was carried out. The sample consisted of 90 elderly people, 74 (82.2%) female and 16 (17.8%) male. The inclusion criteria were: being 60 years old or older, having preserved cognitive ability and proven physical activity practices in the area of social support and health promotion and disease prevention from the Social Service of Industry, Cat. Albano Franco, between January and December 2011, in the municipality of São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil. For data collection, the WHOQOL - Bref, the Socioeconomic Assessment Scale - ABIPEME and a questionnaire covering the aspects: of physical (domain1), psychological (domain2), social relations (domain3), environment (domain4), socioeconomic level and sociodemographic data. The results achieved indicate that the quality of life of the elderly is related to several factors such as economic condition, education, and social and leisure opportunities in spaces that facilitate the practice of physical activity.

Key words: Quality of Life, Health Promotion, Prevention of diseases


 
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Pieroni JM, Heleno MGV. Quality of life of the elderly: a combination of factors that supplant the negative aspect of disease. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(8): 30-38. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1613047231


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Pieroni JM, Heleno MGV. Quality of life of the elderly: a combination of factors that supplant the negative aspect of disease. https://www.mdpub.net/?mno=55084 [Access: July 30, 2022]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1613047231


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Pieroni JM, Heleno MGV. Quality of life of the elderly: a combination of factors that supplant the negative aspect of disease. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(8): 30-38. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1613047231



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Pieroni JM, Heleno MGV. Quality of life of the elderly: a combination of factors that supplant the negative aspect of disease. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2022), [cited July 30, 2022]; 6(8): 30-38. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1613047231



Harvard Style

Pieroni, J. M. & Heleno, . M. G. V. (2022) Quality of life of the elderly: a combination of factors that supplant the negative aspect of disease. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 6 (8), 30-38. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1613047231



Turabian Style

Pieroni, Juliana Martinez, and Maria Geralda Viana Heleno. 2022. Quality of life of the elderly: a combination of factors that supplant the negative aspect of disease. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (8), 30-38. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1613047231



Chicago Style

Pieroni, Juliana Martinez, and Maria Geralda Viana Heleno. "Quality of life of the elderly: a combination of factors that supplant the negative aspect of disease." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6 (2022), 30-38. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1613047231



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Pieroni, Juliana Martinez, and Maria Geralda Viana Heleno. "Quality of life of the elderly: a combination of factors that supplant the negative aspect of disease." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6.8 (2022), 30-38. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1613047231



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Pieroni, J. M. & Heleno, . M. G. V. (2022) Quality of life of the elderly: a combination of factors that supplant the negative aspect of disease. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (8), 30-38. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1613047231