Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Healthy aging from the perspective of the elderly.pdf219.16 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Type: Artigo de Periódico
Title: Healthy aging from the perspective of the elderly: an integrative review
Author: Tavares, Renata Evangelista
Jesus, Maria Cristina Pinto de
Machado, Daniel Rodrigues
Braga, Vanessa Augusta Souza
Tocantins, Florence Romijn
Merighi, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa
Resumo: -
Abstract: Objective: to identify the perspective of elderly persons on healthy aging as described by scientific literature. Method: a descriptive integrative review type study was performed, guided by the question: what knowledge has been produced about healthy aging from the perspective of the elderly? It was carried out using the Scopus Info Site (SCOPUS), Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), Literature of Latin America and the Caribbean (LILACS), EMBASE and WEB OF SCIENCE databases and in the directory of the Scientific Electronic Library Online Journals (SciELO), for literature published in the period between 2005 and 2016. Result: Eleven papers were regarded as eligible for this review. These studies revealed that healthy aging is related to different health dimensions: biological (adoption of healthy habits and behaviors with self-responsibility), psychological (feelings of optimism and happiness), spiritual (faith and religiosity) and social (reciprocity in social support factors and the capacity to live autonomously and independently). Conclusion: the synthesis of knowledge on healthy aging from the perspective of the elderly can support the actions of professionals who work with this population group to encourage and value the social determinants involved, so overcoming the exclusive focusing on the adoption of habits and behaviors inherent to lifestyle to achieve aging in a healthy way.
Keywords: Aging
Health of the Elderly
CNPq: -
Language: eng
Country: Brasil
Publisher: -
Institution Initials: -
Citation: TAVARES, Renata Evangelista et al. Healthy aging from the perspective of the elderly: an integrative review. Rev. bras. geriatr. gerontol. Rio de Janeiro , v. 20, n. 6, p. 878-889, dez. 2017. Disponível em <>. Acesso em: 03 set. 2018.
Access Type: Acesso Aberto
Issue Date: Nov-2017
Appears in Collections:Artigos de Periódicos

Items in DSpace are protected by Creative Commons licenses, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.