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CABRERA, Esther et al. Educational perceived needs when aging. How to face a healthy aging. Index Enferm [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.3, pp.138-142.  Epub 04-Nov-2019. ISSN 1699-5988.


To explore formative needs perceived by people older than 60 years when aging and to know the benefits and/or barriers of participating in training courses focused on them.


Qualitative study with focus groups made in basic areas of primary care and a social center of Mataró (Barcelona).29 subjects were studied, divided into: people over 60 years attending a primary care center and people over 60 belonging to an association of elderly. 4 focus groups stratified by segments were organized. The recordings were transcribed elaborating categories, they were codified and analyzed.


The participants had full lives, emotional support and positive links with their community and family. They stated that it is important to plan aging and activities to do when retiring.


To receive training is needed when aging. Main barriers: obligation to take care of, lack of time, economic cost.

Palabras clave : Aging; Retirement; Training.

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