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MEDISAN

versión On-line ISSN 1029-3019

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PALOMO MORACEN, Dalgis; GARCIA KINDELAN, Milagros de la C; ESPARRAGUERA BONET, Mayra  y  GOMEZ VAZQUEZ, Frayda Margarita. Quality of the social care in old men living alone under home care. MEDISAN [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.4, pp.654-668.  Epub 26-Ago-2019. ISSN 1029-3019.

Introduction:

The quality of geriatric care in Cuba constitutes an inevitable reality.

Objective:

To evaluate the quality of health social care in geriatric patients living under home care.

Method:

A qualitative investigation that included 4 838 old men, controlled by the departments of Social Work of Santiago de Cuba municipality was carried out from January to December, 2015, for which a sample through two-stage conglomerate constituted by 387 aged persons was made. The Cuban National School of Public Health methodology was used to evaluate the dimensions: structure, procedure and results.

Results:

The indicator human resources and materials resulted inadequate. Making the social history and the administrative registrations were appropriate.

Conclusions:

The quality of the social care in elderly living alone under home care was inadequate in the components structure, procedure and results.

Palabras clave : elderly living alone; elderly home care; elderly health quality.

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