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Religiosidade e envelhecimento: uma análise do perfil de idosos do município de São Paulo

Saúde Coletiva 01/2008;
Source: DOAJ

ABSTRACT Este trabajo es parte del Estudio SABE ¿ Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento en América Latina y Caribe y tuve como meta, identificar las principales creencias religiosas y de su importancia entre los adultos mayores en la ciudad de Sao Paulo se asociando a las variables demográficas y sociales y condiciones de salud. La muestra fue compuesta por 2,143 personas mayores residentes en el municipio de Sao Paulo y se utilizó un cuestionario normalizado. El perfil religioso de las personas de edad difiere ligeramente de los datos nacionales al tiempo que se mantiene el predominio católico. Pertenecientes a una religión (97,6%) y que le demos importancia (88,6%) parecen desempeñar un importante mecanismo de apoyo para la tercera edad enfrentar sus problemas cotidianos, lo que contribuye a una mayor satisfacción con la vida y la disminución de sentimientos de desamparo y la desesperación. Considerando que los resultados se sugiere que los aspectos espirituales y religiosos se han incorporado a la atención prestada por los profesionales de la salud a fin de adecuar las necesidades de las personas mayores a los espacios religiosos

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