Application Of Mental Health Scale And Perceived Stress In Elderly Assisted By Basic Health Units

Anna Cláudia Freire de Araújo Patrício, Brenda Feitosa Lopes Rodrigues, Milena Azevedo Minhaqui Ferreira, Ruth Alves Gomes, Thays Domingos de Brito, Ana Rebeca Soares de Medeiros, Iana Virgínia Bezerra Félix, Jiovana de Souza Santos
2016 International Archives of Medicine  
Objective: Parse through the mental health scale and perceived stress in elderly assisted by basic health units. Method: This is an exploratory study, quantitative, and performed in the period from March to July 2015, in the municipality of João Pessoa/Paraíba in northeastern Brazil, where reach selected 67 elderly persons aged 60 years or more, out of a total of 200 elderly linked to family health strategy and with preserved cognitive capacity. Results: Showed that the majority of the elderly
more » ... ity of the elderly did not submit mental suffering reported low level of perceived stress. Conclusion: We can see that elderly inserted into family and social coexistence have lower level of stress. Among the many disorders that affect the elderly, such as the limitation on motor coordination, difficulty of locomotion and metabolic deficits, mental health needs special attention.
doi:10.3823/1915 fatcat:z3ejtayyknbz7jhfw4jk46z7ci