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Affordable housing: thoughts on the functionality of the elderly

Grant number: 12/06964-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Marisa Silvana Zazzetta
Grantee:Mayla Youko Kato
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The study intends to answer the question of what are the conditions of housing accessibility in a long-term institution in the state of Sao Paulo, considering the functionality of the elderly and aims to analyze the conditions of accessibility in relation to housing the elderly in institutions. The increase in the elderly population brings to society demands for services in search of experiences of aging and quality of life. Whereas in the aging process functional changes occur, it becomes important to study the environment in which the elderly reside in order to encourage autonomy and quality of life considering the functional capacity to perform activities of daily living. This is a descriptive study to update the method of quantitative and qualitative research. Will be used for data collection observation, semi-structured interview, and assessment tools in functional capacity. For data analysis, descriptive statistics were used it to scale for measuring functionality and content analysis to interviews with open questions. Around 60 elderly residents will participate in the study.(AU)

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