Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
REGUERA NARANJO, Jesús L et al. Autonomía y validismo en la tercera edad. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.3, pp. 222-226. ISSN 1561-3038.
An intervention study was carried out in order to know the degree of autonomy and soundness attained by the elderly from 2 family physician's offices of "Tula Aguilera" Community Polyclinic, in the municipality of Camagüey. 215 patients aged 60-89 were surveyed before and after our intervention. The results showed that before the intervention an unfavorable evaluation predominated in the behavior and knowledge about autonomy and soundness that increases with age in the females. After the intervention it was observed a better understanding of the autonomy and soundness by age and sex.
Palabras llave : AGED; LIFE EXPECTANCY; HUMAN ACTIVITIES.