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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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Abstract

COSTA, Efraim Carlos; NAKATANI, Adélia Yaeko Kyosen  and  BACHION, Maria Márcia. Elder's community capacity to develop Daily Life Activities and Daily Instrumental Life Activities. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2006, vol.19, n.1, pp. 43-48. ISSN 1982-0194.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002006000100007.

OBJECTIVE: To identify social and demographic characteristics of elderly people and to measure their capability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of dalily living (IADLs). METHODS: This was transversal study, involving 95 elders from the Family Health's Program at Goiânia, Brazil. Data were colleted thought interviews and evaluations of the elderly capability to perform ADLs and IADLs. RESULTS: Participants had an age between 60 and 69 years old (60,0%), were women (60,0%), married (49,5%), Catholic (54,7%), home owners and had income bleow or equal to a basic minimum wage (89,5%). Participants had maximal independence in the ADLS (57.9%) and IADLs (72.6%). CONCLUSION: Most of the participants were cpable to perform indendently ADLs and IADLs.

Keywords : Aging Health; Primary Health Care; Geriatric nursing; Family Health Program.

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