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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

versión impresa ISSN 0864-0319versión On-line ISSN 1561-2961

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FERRAZ DOS ANJOS, Karla et al. Influence of health education practices on the responsibilities of nurses, health agents and family caregivers for the care of dependent elderly people. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2020, vol.36, n.4, e3476.  Epub 01-Dic-2020. ISSN 0864-0319.

Introduction:

health education practices have the potential to transformer into people's daily lives and health professionals have responsibilities for their implementation.

Objective:

to evaluate the influence of health education practices on the responsibilities of nurses, community health agents and family caregivers for the care of the dependent elderly.

Methods:

qualitative, descriptive and exploratory study, conducted in a municipality in the interior of Bahia, with two nurses, eight community health agents and six family caregivers of elderly who participated in health education practices. It was used for data collection questionnaire and semi-structured interview script, production of data in 2016, analysis from Triadic Configuration Technique, humanist-existential-personalist.

Results:

educational practices allowed changes in responsibilities of professionals such approaching the elderly, health care, recovery of family members for care and understanding of difficulties of elderly and their families. Among the caregivers, there were changes in care, acceptability of dependency condition of elderly and in the search for health care.

Conclusion:

educational practices favored among the participants acquisition of knowledge, empowerment and positively influenced the responsibilities for the care of elderly, evidenced in home visits of professionals and collection caregivers for home care.

Palabras clave : Aging; Caregivers; Nurses; Community health workers; Education.

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