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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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Abstract

KANASHIRO, Miriam Masako  and  YASSUDA, Mônica Sanches. Adaptation and applicability of the Adelaide activities profile for older adults of a community of Japanese origin. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.2, pp. 245-253. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722011000200005.

Active aging is associated with well-being and quality of life. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to adapt and analyze the applicability of the Adelaide Activities Profile (AAP) in Brazil, and characterize the frequency and type of activities carried out by older adults who belong to the Japanese community. The questionnaire was translated and adapted to Brazilian Portuguese. The sample was composed by two groups: 30 mahjong players and 30 gateball players, men and women. Women were more active in domestic chores, service to others, and intellectual leisure; men were more active in social activities. The AAP may be useful to analyze the activity profile of older adults and guide the indication of gerontological interventions.

Keywords : Elderly; Aging; Lifestyle.

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