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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7167

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GAUTERIO, Daiane Porto et al. Use of drugs by elderly in the community: proposal of nursing action. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2013, vol.66, n.5, pp.702-708. ISSN 0034-7167.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672013000500010.

Objective of this study was to identify the socio demographic profile and drug use in elderly enrolled in a health unit and to propose nursing actions through identification of diagnoses and prescriptions related, focused on the use of drugs, targeted to these elderly. This descriptive study was conducted in a family health unit, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, with 97 elderly. For data collection it was used a structured form. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics. it was used Risner's model of diagnostic reasoning for the identification of nursing diagnosis. The elderly used 3.46 drugs and 31.86%, five or more. Seven nursing diagnosis were identified. Those diagnoses were present in at least ten elderly for whom prescriptions related were established. The results of this study may assist in achieving effective action for the resident elderly who uses drugs.

Palabras clave : Aged; Nursing; Drug Utilization.

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