Functionality of the older adults of the Life Centres of Villavicencio - Colombia.

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Title Functionality of the older adults of the Life Centres of Villavicencio - Colombia.
Funcionalidad de los adultos mayores de los Centros Vida de Villavicencio – Colombia.
 
Creator Velasco Hernandez, Betsabe Ximena
Salamanca Ramos, Emilce
Velasco Páez, Zulma Johana
 
Subject Elderly
everyday activities
dependence-independence area
geriatric nursing
Anciano
actividades cotidianas
área de dependencia-independencia
enfermería geriátrica
 
Description Objective: Characterize the social and demographic conditions, and the functional ability of elders in Life Centers (LC) in the city of Villavicencio. Materials and methods: Quantitative and descriptive study, non-probabilistic discrete sampling with n=635; the instruments used were the Barthel scale and the Lawton and Brody Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale (IADL). To identify the sociodemographic variables, an instrument was elaborated by the authors. The processing and analysis was made using SPSS Statistics® 20. Results: In the study, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women in the age range between 60 and 100 years, with a median age of 73 years. Regarding the evaluation of basic daily activities, 59.4% of the elders are independent. On the other hand, for instrumental activities of daily living, 67.6% of elders are independent. Conclusion: Elders from the Life Centers in the city of Villavicencio are, generally, functional elders; however, there is an important group with risk factors, which indicates that prevention of dependency and promotion of successful aging strategies should be implemented. 
Objetivo: Caracterizar las condiciones sociales, demográficas y la funcionalidad de los adultos mayores de los Centros Vida (CV) de la ciudad de Villavicencio. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo, cuantitativo, muestreo no probabilístico discrecional, donde se obtuvo un n=635; los instrumentos usados fueron la escala de Barthel y el instrumento de Lawton y Brody. Para identificar las variables sociodemográficas, el instrumento fue elaborado por las autoras. El procesamiento y análisis se realizó en el programa SPSS® versión 20. Resultados: El 47,4 % son hombres y el 52,6 % son mujeres con edades entre los 60 y 100 años, con una edad mediana de 73 años. Respecto a la valoración de las actividades básicas de la vida diaria, el 59,4 % de los adultos mayores son independientes. Por otro lado, para las actividades instrumentadas de la vida diaria, se tiene que el 67,6 % de los adultos mayores presenta una valoración de independiente. Conclusión: Los adultos mayores adscritos a los Centros Vida de la ciudad de Villavicencio son, en general, adultos mayores funcionales; sin embargo, existe un grupo importante con factores de riesgo, lo que indica que se deben implementar estrategias de prevención de dependencia y promoción de envejecimiento exitoso.
Functionality of the older adults of the Life Centres of Villavicencio - Colombia.
Abstract
Objective: Characterize the social and demographic conditions, and the functional ability of elders in Life Centers (LC) in the city of Villavicencio. Materials and methods: Quantitative and descriptive study, non-probabilistic discrete sampling with n=635; the instruments used were the Barthel scale and the Lawton and Brody Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale (IADL). To identify the sociodemographic variables, an instrument was elaborated by the authors. The processing and analysis was made using SPSS Statistics® 20. Results: In the study, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women in the age range between 60 and 100 years, with a median age of 73 years. Regarding the evaluation of basic daily activities, 59.4% of the elders are independent. On the other hand, for instrumental activities of daily living, 67.6% of elders are independent. Conclusion: Elders from the Life Centers in the city of Villavicencio are, generally, functional elders; however, there is an important group with risk factors, which indicates that prevention of dependency and promotion of successful aging strategies should be implemented. 
 
Publisher Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander
 
Date 2019-09-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier https://revistas.ufps.edu.co/index.php/cienciaycuidado/article/view/1556
10.22463/17949831.1556
 
Source Revista Ciencia y Cuidado; Vol 16 No 3: September - December 2019; 70-79
Revista Ciencia y Cuidado; Vol. 16 Núm. 3: Septiembre - Diciembre 2019; 70-79
2322-7028
1794-9831
 
Language spa
 
Relation https://revistas.ufps.edu.co/index.php/cienciaycuidado/article/view/1556/1758
https://revistas.ufps.edu.co/index.php/cienciaycuidado/article/view/1556/1775
 
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