Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7167
versão On-line ISSN 1984-0446
D'ALENCAR, Bárbara Pereira; MENDES, Maria Manuela Rino; JORGE, Maria Salete Bessa e GUIMARAES, José Maria Ximenes. Biodance as process of existential renew for the elderly. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.5, pp.608-614. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672008000500013.
In this study, we searched, from the ethnographic method, to identify the effects of Biodance in elders that lived it. The study was done with eight elderly that integrate the group of Biodance of SESC from Fortaleza, Ceará. The data were collected through semi-structured interview and participant observation, analyzed by method of narrative analysis. In the search of meaning of Biodance to elders, it highlighted that it constitutes a mechanism of facing of difficulties with health, stimulating the change of behavior in relation to health conditions, due increase the vital impetus and will to live. In this sense, the Biodance promotes the rescue of health that grew older.
Palavras-chave : Anthropology, cultural, dance therapy; Health of the elderly [nursing]; Quality of life.