Elderly health: Professional training and performance in primary health care

Maria Nauside Pessoa da Silva, Eliana Campelo Lago, Inez Sampaio Nery, Camila Aparecida Pinheiro Landim Almeida, Fabrício Ibiapina Tapety, Aíka Barros Barbosa Maia, Erisonval Saraiva da Silva

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Abstract

To identify the influences of the professional training process for action in the Family Health Strategy (FHS) related to the health of the elderly man. Exploratory descriptive research, carried out with 20 professionals, from a Brazilian Northeast municipality from October to December 2014. The data collection was performed through a questionnaire, following the statements were processed in the software IRaMuTeQ, analyzed by the Descending Hierarchical Classification. Three classes emerged: Influences of the professional training process on elderly health care; Health care for the elderly; Actions developed in the family health strategy in the implementation of the national policy of comprehensive health care for the elderly. The findings suggest improved knowledge, lack of resources and medical specialties, evidenced the complexity of the actions developed by health professionals.

Translated title of the contributionSaúde do homem idoso: Formação profissional e atuação na atenção primária a saúde
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1454-1460
Number of pages7
JournalBioscience Journal
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Men's health
  • Primary health care
  • Qualitative research
  • Staff development

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