Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7167
PEDREIRA, Larissa Chaves e LOPES, Regina Lúcia Mendonça. Home care to the elderly who had stroke. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2010, vol.63, n.5, pp. 837-840. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672010000500023.
The purpose was to Identify the knowledge production about the stroke in elderly under home care. Bibliographic research whose data were collected though the abstracts from 1997 to 2007, contained in LILACS and SciELO atabases. The following key words were used: home assistance, aged people and cerebrovascular accident. Fifty-two references were found in the LILACS database, nine in the SciELO Brazil, and three in the SciELO Cuba. Most of the researches were carried out in 2000. Regarding the method, qualitative method predominace were observed, and central theme is related to the care giver, as well as to the clinical and epidemiologic aspects of the disease. It was observed that this knowledge is still established in Brazil, and the themes related to the person submitted to home care and violence to the aged are still little explored.
Palavras-chave : Aged; Home nursing; Cerebrovascular accident; Review literature.