Gerontotechnology for fall prevention of the elderly with Parkinson

Karina Silveira de Almeida Hammerschmidt, Juliana Martins Ferreira, Ivonete Teresinha Schülter Buss Heidemann, Angela Maria Alvarez, Melissa Orlandi Honório Locks, Josiane Steil Siewert
2019 Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem  
Objective: to develop the gerontological nursing care process among the elderly with Parkinson's disease, aiming at the promotion of health through the creation of gerontotechnologies for fall prevention. Method: Convergent Care Research was used as a methodological route. Data were collected from February to October 2017, with the participation of nine elderly people with Parkinson's disease. An educational booklet, a memory game called "não cai istepô", a memory game called "caiu de maduro"
more » ... "caiu de maduro" were developed through clinical evaluation through scales, recorded semi-structured interview and workshops. Results: the application of gerontotechnology resulted from the elderly in self-care, empowerment and knowledge through play, revealing interest in behavior change, independence and learning, as well as serving as a facilitator of care. Conclusion: the gerontotechnologies presented as a playful and innovative instrument for the nursing gerontological care process.
doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2018-0704 pmid:31826217 fatcat:si64x4d7mrgvhpq2snljasuz2q