Elderly health: professional training and performance in primary health care

  • Maria Nauside Pessoa da Silva
  • Eliana Campelo Lago UNINIVAFAPI
  • Inez Sampaio Nery Universidade Federal do Piaui
  • Camila Aparecida Pinheiro Landim Almeida UNINOVAFAPI
  • Fabrício Ibiapina Tapety
  • Aíka Barros Barbosa Maia UNINOVAFAPI
  • Erisonval Saraiva da Silva UNINOVAFAPI
Keywords: Staff Development, Men's Health, Elderly, Primary Health Care, Qualitative Research


To identify the influences of the professional training process for action in the Family Health Strategy (FHS) related to the health of the elderly man. Exploratory descriptive research, carried out with 20 professionals, from a Brazilian Northeast municipality from October to December 2014. The data collection was performed through a questionnaire, following the statements were processed in the software IRaMuTeQ, analyzed by the Descending Hierarchical Classification. Three classes emerged: Influences of the professional training process on elderly health care; Health care for the elderly; Actions developed in the family health strategy in the implementation of the national policy of comprehensive health care for the elderly. The findings suggest improved knowledge, lack of resources and medical specialties, evidenced the complexity of the actions developed by health professionals.



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Author Biographies

Eliana Campelo Lago, UNINIVAFAPI
Doutora em Ciencias
Inez Sampaio Nery, Universidade Federal do Piaui
Enfermeira, Doutora.
Camila Aparecida Pinheiro Landim Almeida, UNINOVAFAPI
Enfermeira, Doutora em Ciencias
Aíka Barros Barbosa Maia, UNINOVAFAPI
Enfermeira. Mestre
Erisonval Saraiva da Silva, UNINOVAFAPI
Professor. Enfermeiro
How to Cite
da Silva, M. N. P., Lago, E. C., Nery, I. S., Almeida, C. A. P. L., Fabrício Ibiapina Tapety, Maia, A. B. B., & Silva, E. S. da. (2020). Elderly health: professional training and performance in primary health care. Bioscience Journal, 36(4). https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v36n4a2020-42688
Health Sciences