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Ana Maria Farias ; Fernanda Dallazen ; Karla Renata Oliveira ; Ana Paula Pillatt ; Camila Korte Fortes ;Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia 2016, 19 4

Autor: Evelise Moraes Berlezi

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=403847457009_2


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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia ISSN: 1809-9823 revistabgg@gmail.com Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Brasil Moraes Berlezi, Evelise; Farias, Ana Maria; Dallazen, Fernanda; Oliveira, Karla Renata; Pillatt, Ana Paula; Korte Fortes, Camila Como está a capacidade funcional de idosos residentes em comunidades com taxa de envelhecimento populacional acelerado? Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, vol.
19, núm.
4, julio-agosto, 2016, pp.
643652 Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=403847457009 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative http:--dx.doi.org-10.1590-1809-98232016019.150156 Original Articles Analysis of the functional capacity of elderly residents of communities with a rapid population aging rate Evelise Moraes Berlezi1 Ana Maria Farias2 Fernanda Dallazen3 Karla Renata Oliveira4 Ana Paula Pillatt4 Camila Korte Fortes2 Abstract Introduction: The elderly population has risen sharply in Brazil, increasing the need for a health policy focused on health promotion and disease prevention.
Attention should also be focused on functional capacity because of the personal and family suffering caused by dependency, as well as the increased demand placed on public services.
Objective: To check the health and functional capacity of elderly residents in a small town with a high population aging rate.
Methods: A cross-sectional, analytical and non-probabilistic study was performed of 528 elderly persons aged ≥60 years, of both genders, who were evaluated in their home environment.
The variables of interest were general health and functional capacity, assessed by the adapted Katz and Lawton and Brody scales.
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