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Arranjos domiciliares e saúde dos idosos: um estudo piloto qualitativo em um município do interior de Minas Gerais

Rodrigo Caetano Arantes, Cristiane Silva Corrêa, Mirela Castro Santos Camargos and Carla Jorge Machado
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Rodrigo Caetano Arantes: Cedeplar-UFMG
Cristiane Silva Corrêa: Estatistica UFRN
Mirela Castro Santos Camargos: Fundacao Joao Pinheiro (FJP/MG)
Carla Jorge Machado: Cedeplar-UFMG

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Abstract: Brazil experiences a demographic transition characterized by the aging of its population and a proportional increase in the number of the elderly. Therefore, researches that focus on the elderly individual are important. The present qualitative study aims to add to the understanding of this process and its consequences regarding the elderly health based. Objectives: To find out which home arrangement is more advantageous according the point of view of the elderly, especially regarding their health. Methods: In-depth interviews with 20 elderly aged 60 to 80. Elderly living by themselves and elderly living with grandchildren (as other family members) were researched. Results: No difference among the elderly regarding home environment was found, but it was clear that, regardless the arrangements in the way of living, they were, in general, negative when asked about their health. Those who lived with grandchildren and/or other family members participate on the income of the house and have household roles quite defined.

Keywords: health of the elderly; living arrangement; qualitative research (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 17 pages
Date: 2010-10
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