Educational intervention on COVID-19 in older adults of the Family Doctor´s Office No. 4. Cumanayagua, 2020

Dayamí Guerra Villarpanda, Vivian González Suárez, Eneida Bravo Polanco, Rosario Cavada Fernández, Carmen Benítez Cabrera, Raquel Rubio Roque
2021 Medisur  
the COVID 19 pandemic causes the death of many people, mainly older adults. Knowing about it is one way to prevent it.Objective: to describe the results of an educational intervention on COVId 19, in older adults.Methods: educational intervention carried out in a universe of 230 older adults, from which a sample of 178 dispensed elderly people belonging to the Family Doctor´s Office No. 4 in Cumanayagua was selected. A diagnosis was made to identify the level of knowledge about COVID-19, in
more » ... h aspects about the disease were investigated, such as: symptoms, prevention measures, transmission routes. They were also asked about compliance with prevention measures. On that basis, an educational intervention was developed. Results: The 50 % present risk factors; knowledge about symptoms increased from 10.1% before the intervention to 100% after; on transmission routes from 35.9 % to 83.7 % and that of preventive measures from 53.9 % to 91.7 %. They learned to use the mask correctly. The satisfaction of the elderly with the educational actions was high.Conclusions: after the application of educational actions, there was an increase in knowledge about the disease, which may be favorable for its prevention in this group of elderly.
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