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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

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


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.


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


To modify knowledge in caregivers of dependent older adults.


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.


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.


A significant improvement was achieved regarding the knowledge indicators assessed.

Keywords : older adult; caregivers; educative intervention.

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