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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

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

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MEDINA GONZALEZ, Paul. Gait Attitude according to Socioeconomic Status in Self-reliant Elderly. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.4, pp.501-507. ISSN 0102-3772.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0102-37722015042626501507.

The gait is critical to the elderly functionality; in addition, attitudinal expression is related to different emotional states, which are conditioned by socioeconomic status (SES). The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate gait behavior attitudinal attributes according to SES in self-reliant community-dwelling elderly. This study involved 71 self-reliant elderly of Talca-Chile, categorized according to the SES, to whom we applied the shape and effort gait analysis previous reliability characterization. The results indicate that the gait style is not different depending on the SES in self-reliant elderly; however, qualified profiles show variations in anchors which are gender dependent.

Palavras-chave : gait; posture; nonverbal communication; socioeconomic factors; aging.

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