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Escola Anna Nery

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TAVARES, Darlene Mara dos Santos; GOMES, Nayara Cândida; DIAS, Flavia Aparecida  and  SANTOS, Nilce Maria de Freitas. Factors associated to the quality of life for elderly people with osteoporosis, living at rural areas. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.2, pp.371-378. ISSN 1414-8145.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452012000200023.

Cross-sectional household survey whose objective was to measure the quality of life of rural elderly with osteoporosis, and verify the factors associated to them. The Instruments used were: structured, World Health Organization Quality of Life-Bref (WHOQOL-BREF) and Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment for Older Adults (WHOQOL-OLD). We proceeded with a descriptive analysis, applying t-Student test, Mann Whitney test and multiple linear regression (p<0.05). The predominance was composed by females, 60 |- 70 years of age, married, 4|- 8 years of study, a minimum wage income, retired by age, a homemaker, satisfaction in meeting regular needs, full payout house owners living with their spouses. The lowest scores were associated to a greater number of morbidities, to the lack of education and to the minor age. This study put in evidence the need of actions, such as follow-up and monitoring the health of this population in order to minimize the impact on quality of life.

Keywords : Geriatric Nursing; Osteoporosis; Quality of Life; Rural Population.

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