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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

versão impressa ISSN 0102-3772versão On-line ISSN 1806-3446

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FARIA, Carla Gomes  e  CARMO, Macedo Peixoto. Transition and (In)Adaptation to Nursing Home: A Qualitative Study. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.4, pp.435-442. ISSN 0102-3772.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0102-37722015042472435442.

One of the aging contexts is the nursing home, but little attention has been dedicated to the institutionalization process, particularly from a developmental and ecological perspective. Thus, we designed a qualitative study to explore the experience of transition and adaptation of 15 elderly who were institutionalized in a nursing home for more than a year. Participants were interviewed and content analysis identified a common theme - Experience of Institutionalization, which integrates three domains: Decision making, Process of institutionalization, and Positioning to institutionalization. The results suggest that institutionalization is a transition that does not always result in adaptation, and that the elderly participation in the decision making and the environmental characteristics are fundamental in this process.

Palavras-chave : aging; transition; adaptation; institutionalization in nursing home; social gerontology.

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