Lack of anticipated support for care for community-dwelling older adults

De Oliveira, Déborah Cristina and Neri, Anita Liberalesso and D'Elboux, Maria José (2016) Lack of anticipated support for care for community-dwelling older adults. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, 69 (3). pp. 530-537. ISSN 1984-0446

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Abstract

Objective: to identify the factors associated with lack of anticipated support for care for community-dwelling older adults.

Method: this study presents comparison and logistic regression analyses of data from 671 individuals who took part of the multicentric study entitled "Frailty in older Brazilians" - a quantitative, epidemiologic and transversal investigation carried out between 2008 and 2009.

Results: the subjective evaluation of anticipated support for care for community-dwelling older adults was a good indicator of risk for lack of anticipated support for care in women, older adults who live alone and those with poor self-rated health.

Conclusion: it is necessary to reflect upon the formal support system currently available for older people in Brazil, considering that those who most frequently presented lack of anticipated support for care are an increasing population. The study also highlights the importance of using subjective methods for the evaluation of the adequacy of older adults' support network.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Older adults; Geriatric Nursing; Social Support; Health Care; Ageing
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1590/0034-7167.2016690321i
Depositing User: De Oliveira, Deborah
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 07:38
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2016 23:27
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37365

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