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ARAUJO, Ludgleydson Fernandes de; CRUZ, Edilene Alves da  and  ROCHA, Romulo Araujo da. Social representations of violence in old age: comparative study between health professionals and staff of community health. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2013, vol.25, n.1, pp.203-2012. ISSN 1807-0310.

The objective was to identify and compare social representations (SR) of violence in old age among Community Health Agents (CHA) and the Health Professionals inserted into family Health Strategy (ESF). The sample consisted of 100 participants (50 CHA and 50 Healthcare Professionals) of both sexes (59% female and 41% male). Used as an instrument socio-demographic questionnaire and an interview with four guiding questions about violence against the elderly, carried out individually. based on data studies in data analysis software ALCESTE - Lexical Analysis of a Set of Segments Context Text (Reinert, 1990). It was found in the data obtained both from health professionals in the CHA as the viewing of violence in old age in their practice professional. These social actors have built their SR of violence against the elderly based in the presence of neglect, abuse and mistreatment.

Keywords : elderly; Family Health Program; social representations; violence.

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