Health education as a strategy for the promotion of the health of the elderly: an integrative review

  • Seabra C
  • Xavier S
  • Sampaio Y
  • et al.
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Abstract Objective: To identify the key issues and health education strategies for the health promotion for the elderly. Method: An integrative literature review was conducted during the months of March and April 2018, by means of the Virtual Health Library, in the Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online, Latin American Literature in Health Sciences and the Scientific Electronic Library Online databases. After the search process and the selection of publications, the final sample consisted of 24 articles. Results: A total of 16 Brazilian articles, the majority of which were carried out in the southeast and south of the country, were identified, in which the most frequently expressed themes for the health education of the elderly were healthy eating and physical exercise practices. Conclusion: The actions of education in health were focused on healthy eating and physical activity, carried out by means of group workshops, seminars and/or lectures, performed, in the majority, by nurses and community health agents who were part of family health teams.Resumo Objetivo: Identificar as principais temáticas e estratégias de educação em saúde para promoção da saúde de idosos. Método: Revisão integrativa da literatura realizada nos meses de março e abril de 2018, por meio da Biblioteca Virtual de Saúde, nas bases Medical Literature Analyses and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS) e na Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO). Após processo de busca e seleção das publicações, a amostra final se constituiu de 24 artigos. Resultados: Dezesseis artigos nacionais, a maioria realizados no sudeste e sul do Brasil, cujas temáticas de alimentação saudável e práticas de exercício físico se manifestaram com maior frequência nas práticas de educação em saúde com idosos. Conclusão: As ações de educação em saúde estiveram voltadas para alimentação saudável e atividade física, realizadas por meio de oficinas grupais, seminários e/ou palestras, desenvolvidas, em sua maioria, por enfermeiros e agentes comunitários de saúde componentes das equipes de saúde da família.

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Seabra, C. A. M., Xavier, S. P. L., Sampaio, Y. P. C. C., Oliveira, M. F. de, Quirino, G. da S., & Machado, M. de F. A. S. (2019). Health education as a strategy for the promotion of the health of the elderly: an integrative review. Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, 22(4). https://doi.org/10.1590/1981-22562019022.190022

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