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AGUERO GRANDE, José Alberto; MORENO, Norma Elvira  and  SALGADO ESPINOZA, Cecilia. Meanings attributed to aging: an integrative review. Gerokomos [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.2, pp.81-85.  Epub Oct 05, 2020. ISSN 1134-928X.


To know and analyze those publications that focus on exploring the meanings that older adults attribute to aging.


the revision was made in different Databases; those consulted were APS physics, EBSCO, Elsevier, Scopus and Wiley. Qualitative and mixed researches were included, published in the period that corresponded between 2008 to 2018.


A total of 265 articles were found, reaching a final sample of 12, the various themes that were explored were evident, with the meanings of the well-being of old age being the most prominent.


Have a greater understanding of old age in its various facets contributes to the creation of better relationships between the nurse and the elderly, facilitating to grant nursing care that responds to their particular needs.

Keywords : Aging; Old age; Meanings.

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