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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [profile Of The Elderly Who Naps].
Author: dos Santos, Ariene Angelini
de Oliveira, Simone Camargo
Freitas, Denise Cuoghi de Carvalho Veríssimo
Ceolim, Maria Filomena
Pavarini, Sofia Cristina Iost
da Rocha, Maria Cecília Pires
Abstract: This study aimed to characterize the elderly who naps according to sociodemographic characteristics and frailty. A descriptive, cross-sectional study part of the multicenter project Frailty in the Elderly Brazilians. We evaluated 1,866 elderly people using a sociodemographic questionnaire. The frailty was assessed using the phenotype proposed by Fried. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics. The results showed that the profile of the elderly who naps consists predominantly of women, married, retired, pre-frail, with an average age of 73 years, four years of study, with monthly family income of 3.9 minimum salary, with 4,4 children who were living with them only. The elderly reported napping on average 5.9 days per week, lasting 53.5 minutes per nap. Knowing the profile of the elderly who naps contributes to health professionals in the development of actions in relation to sleep problems of the frail/pre-frail elderly, preventing, minimizing or solving these problems.
Subject: Aged
Aged, 80 And Over
Cross-sectional Studies
Frail Elderly
Socioeconomic Factors
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0080-623420130000600014
Date Issue: 2013
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