A funcionalidade como determinante do envelhecimento ativo

Carlos Manuel Leitão Maia, Florencio Vicente Castro, António Manuel Godinho da Fonseca, María Isabel Ruiz Fernández

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The increase in life expectancy represents an advantage for all those who are going to enjoying but at the same time, increases the risks of disease, disability and dependency. The overall functionality of the individuals understood in the sense of its functional autonomy or functional capacity, has a tendency to decline gradually with the advancement in age (Barker, 2014; Fillenbaum, 1996), not being the same way in all individuals. On the basis of the concept of active aging who was analyzed the functionality of older people and their relationship with the determinants of active aging. Methods: 306 were interviewed elderly residents in the community, using the scale of activities of daily living (Katz et al., 1963; Lawton Brody, 1969). Conclusão: a maioria two elements reveals high independência na uma Realização large part atividades da das daily life, com os mais idosos gizmos to apresentarem maior level of dependency, as em all components.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)229-236
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2016


  • Independence
  • Qualidade life
  • Functionallity

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