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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038

Abstract

HIERREZUELO ROJAS, Naifi; FERNANDEZ GONZALES, Paula  and  GIRON PEREZ, Elizabeth. Caregivers of Dependent Older Adults. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2021, vol.37, n.3, e1427.  Epub Sep 01, 2021. ISSN 0864-2125.

Introduction:

The growth in the population of older adults has triggered the need of personnel to care for them.

Objective:

To modify knowledge in caregivers of dependent older adults.

Methods:

An educational intervention was carried out, in the period from December 2017 to September 2018, with the 25 caregivers of dependent older adults belonging to the family medical office # 4 of Ramón López Peña Polyclinic of Santiago de Cuba. The educational strategy was carried out in three stages: diagnosis, development and assessment. To obtain information, a questionnaire was applied to the participants. Variables such as age, sex and level of knowledge were studied.

Results:

It was evidenced that, before the intervention, most of the patients had inadequate knowledge in the domains of feeding, bathing and hygiene, mobility and movement, caregiver-elderly helping relationship, and self-care of their health, results that were modified after the intervention.

Conclusions:

A significant improvement was achieved regarding the knowledge indicators assessed.

Keywords : older adult; caregivers; educative intervention.

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