Social support for the elderly with HIV/Aids: an integrative review

  • Tavares M
  • Leal M
  • Marques A
  • et al.
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Abstract Objective: The present integrative literature review aimed to verify the scientific knowledge produced about social support for elderly persons with HIV/Aids. Method: A search was carried out in the Lilacs, Medline, Scopus and Web of Science databases for studies published in the last ten years. The final analysis consisted of seven articles. Results: It was found that social support is extremely important in the life of the elderly with HIV/Aids, and a real need for this support was identified. Such support can both contribute to quality of life in many ways, as well as impair the care of those who live with the disease, as the diagnosis, treatment and the entire stigma surrounding this chronic condition directly influence the type and quality of support provided. Conclusion: It is hoped that the results of this review will contribute to are flection on health practices for the elderly with HIV/Aids.Resumo Objetivo: Verificar o conhecimento científico produzido sobre o apoio social aos idosos com HIV/aids. Método: Foram consultadas as bases de dados Lilacs, Medline, Scopus e Web of Science por estudos realizados nos últimos 10 anos. A análise final foi realizada com sete artigos. Resultados: Verificou-se que há uma grande importância do apoio social na vida dos idosos com HIV/aids, bem como mostrou-se uma real necessidade deles quanto a esse suporte. Este suporte pode tanto contribuir de diversas formas para a qualidade de vida, como prejudicar o cuidado da pessoa que vive com a doença, pois o diagnóstico, o tratamento e todo o estigma que rodeia essa condição crônica influenciam diretamente no tipo e na qualidade do apoio que lhe é fornecido. Conclusão: Espera-se que os resultados desta revisão contribuam para reflexão sobre as práticas de saúde destinadas aos idosos que vivem com HIV/aids.

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Tavares, M. C. de A., Leal, M. C. C., Marques, A. P. de O., & Zimmermann, R. D. (2019). Social support for the elderly with HIV/Aids: an integrative review. Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, 22(2). https://doi.org/10.1590/1981-22562019022.180168

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