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DE OLIVEIRA ARAUJO, Claudia Lysia  and  MANCUSSI E FARO, Ana Cristina. Health conditions and functionality of the elderly Valley Paraíba, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.33, pp.83-99. ISSN 1695-6141.

The principles of aging and quality of life describe the elderly as proactive, setting goals and striving to achieve them, gathering resources that are useful in adapting to change and actively involved in maintaining wellness. The goal of this research is to characterize the profile of the elderly participating in the Elderly Community Centre regarding gender, age, marital status, self-reported ethnicity, education, occupation, individual income, number of children, nationality, living conditions , means of transportation you use to go to the Elderly Community Centre and preferred physical activity and describe the health and performance in activities of daily living of the elderly participants from JRC, according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and health (CIF). Method: The research was exploratory, descriptive, cross-sectional quantitative approach carried out in Elderly Community Centre Paraíba Valley, São Paulo, Brazil. The study included those who met the inclusion criteria of age or over 60 years, participating for at least three months and complete within one year of the Elderly Community Centre, which were the search field. The study was characterized by the predominance of women, mean age 72 years, married, self-reported ethnicity white, with 5-10 years of education, retired, with an average monthly income of a minimum wage. Conclusions: Through the collection instrument was observed that most of Elderly Community Centre categories selected was somewhat compromised with slight difficulty or no difficulty.

Keywords : International Classification of Functioning; Disability and Health; Aging; Social Centers and Leisure; Aging; Nursing; Gerontology.

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