THE VISION OF THE ELDERLY ON YOUR AGING PROCESS
Authors: José Nilson Rodrigues de Menezes, Monique de Paula Monte Costa, Ana Celina do Nascimento Silva Iwata, Priscila Mota de Araujo, Liliana Gama Oliveira, Cleidiane Gonzaga Damasceno de Souza, Paulo Henrique Palácio Duarte Fernandes
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Objective: Analyzing the elder’s vision about their own process of aging. Materials and Methods: It was about a descriptive research, with quantitative approach, developed at Nami (Integrated Medical Atenttion Nucleus), from Fortaleza University, located on Desembargador Floriano Benevides street, 221, in Edson Queiroz neighborhood. Twenty elderly people participated from both sex, from 60 years up who had physical therapy at Nami from February to March of 2016. The pieces of information were achieved by semistructured interview, recorded, fully transcribed, in a reserved room. Results: After transcription, reading and
rereading the interviews, emerged three following categories: to be old in the society, dieling with the inevitable physical changes and the old age acceptance. Analyzing the comments, It could be noticed that the elders are more participatory and aware about their process of aging. However, it is also noticed, a kind of conformism about to be old, nevertheless, nothing what can
intervene widely in their age. Final Considerations: Actually, it can be identifyed a positive response related to aging. The age acceptance by the age process awareness, specially about the physical changes, makes the elderly people not to abstain from their daily activities, nor it is about their socialising, becoming, in this way, much happier in this life stage.