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Ermelinda Maria Bernardo Marques

Ermelinda Maria Bernardo Marques
Instituto Politécnico da Guarda · UTC Enfermagem

Doctor of Education

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Ermelinda Maria Bernardo Marques currently works at the Instituto Politécnico da Guarda. Ermelinda Maria Bernardo does research in nursing, quality of life, aging, health education. Their current project is 'Estilo de vida em estudantes do Curso de Enfermagem Um estudo Multicêntrico'.

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Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is influenced by several factors, such as living place, physical activity (PA), and functional fitness levels. Evidence shows that functional fitness and PA levels are strongly associated with positive HRQoL, especially in the older population. However, the impact of the living place has not been investigated...
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According to Alzheimer Europe (2019), it is estimated that in 2018, there were 8,885,101 people with dementia in Europe (EU‐28), with a prevalence of 1.73%. In Portugal, it is estimated that this figure is 193,516, with a prevalence of 1.88%, surpassing the European trend, since it is expected to almost double the number of cases in 2050 (346,905),...
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Background Blood donors are key in meeting the ever-increasing blood requirements worldwide. The Spanish and Portuguese donation systems are based on altruism and voluntariness. However, nursing students may not be fully aware of the importance of this social responsibility and their professional skills in this field. Objectives This study aimed t...
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Abstract Objectives: To characterize the person with Multiple Sclerosis and the family member caregiver; to evaluate the needs of families with a member with Multiple Sclerosis within the family process. Methods: The study is quantitative, descriptive, exploratory and cross-sectional, with a sample of 25 families. In the evaluation of the family pr...
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Ser cuidador informal de um idoso dependente, pode constituir uma fonte de stresse, perante a qual, deverão ser mobilizadas estratégias de coping, para reduzir o impacto negativo inerente ao papel. O estudo teve como objetivo identificar estratégias de coping de cuidadores informais de idosos dependentes. Trata-se de um estudo quantitativo, transve...
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ABSTRACT Background: The elderly population is exposed to a greater risk of falls. Due to the demographic ageing, it is estimated an increase in the number of falls and the consequences associated with it. Understanding the risk and the fall risk factors allows to have a specific multifactorial intervention, leading, therefore, to an active and he...
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Objective: To evaluate the risk of falls and to identify the social determinants associated with them in the elderly living in a rural community. Methodology: Quantitative, cross-sectional, descriptive, and correlational study, performed in a probabilistic sample, randomly selected, with an estimated frequency of 50% and with an acceptable margin o...
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Neurodegenerative diseases often have an impact on both patients and their family caregivers. Given that families are an important support resource for people with neurodegenerative diseases, it is important to ensure their own quality of life. This symposium aim to present the NEUROQUALYFAM project funded by Cross Border Cooperation Programme Spai...
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Caring for someone is naturally demanding, especially when the patient has physical or mental limitations, such as a person with multiple sclerosis, which is common in young adults with symptoms of unexpected onset. Emerging from the role of caregiver is usually unpredictable and is often seen as a stressful event for the caregiver and the whole fa...
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Background: Demographic ageing leads to an increase of pathological situations and physical dependence, where informal care of an elderly dependent person, emerges as the focus of attention and this responsibility has been assigned to the family. This situation represents a stressful experience, in which, the family feedback will be very dependent...
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Introduction: Hypertension is a serious public health problem worldwide. The intervention of health professionals aims at the prevention and control of the disease, as well as the training of people in adopting a healthy lifestyle. Objetive: To know the evidence in the literature about the lifestyle of people with arterial hypertension. Methods: In...
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Objective To assess the level of knowledge of nursing students regarding blood donation, to identify the importance consider challenges for blood donation, and to determine the most used digital communication channels. Methods This research was performed at University of Central Portugal in 2018/2019. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study....
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Objectives: To characterize the person with Multiple Sclerosis and the family member caregiver; to evaluate the needs of families with a member with Multiple Sclerosis within the family process. Methods: The study is quantitative, descriptive, exploratory and cross-sectional, with a sample of 25 families. In the evaluation of the family process was...
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Caring for someone is a naturally demanding task, especially when the person is physically and mentally impaired, such as a person with Multiple Sclerosis. Thus, this study aims to identify coping strategies of people identified as caregivers by the person with Multiple Sclerosis, thus understanding the way families view and adapt to this very spec...
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Objective: To evaluate the risk of falls and to identify the social determinants associated with them in the elderly living in a rural community. Methodology: Quantitative, cross-sectional, descriptive, and correlational study, performed in a probabilistic sample, randomly selected, with an estimated frequency of 50% and with an acceptable margin o...
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Introdução: O envelhecimento é uma realidade atual que continuará a aumentar no futuro. Pode envelhecer-se com qualidade de vida, contrariando uma ideia bastante comum que encara o envelhecimento como sinónimo de doença, de improdutividade, dependência, isolamento. O WHOQOL Group, em 1994, propõe um conceito de qualidade de vida subjetivo e multidi...
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Objetivo: La prevención y la promoción de la salud durante el proceso de envejecimiento ha ganado una gran importancia, materializándose me-diante el concepto de envejecimiento activo. Sin embargo, actualmente en la promoción de envejecimiento activo no se tiene en cuenta las opinio-nes y la diversidad de los mayores. Este trabajo tiene como objeti...
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A atividade física tem sido identificada como um dos fatores mais determinantes para a manutenção da autonomia e qualidade de vida dos idosos. No entanto, e apesar dos seus benefícios, o estilo de vida sedentário está a tornar-se um problema mundial, com impacto direto na saúde pública e na economia nacional e regional. Em Portugal, a prevalência d...
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Sabe-se que a falta de atividade física está diretamente associada a doenças do coração, diabetes, cancro, demência e Alzheimer, bem como à perda de mobilidade dos idosos. Por estas razões, a atividade física passou a ser considerada uma prioridade de saúde pública por entidades como as Nações Unidas, a Organização Mundial da Saúde e, em Portugal,...
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Literature has systematically shown that appropriate designed physical activity (PA) programs can have positive effects on the functional fitness in the elderly. Such programs can be implemented with or without supervision. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the differences between two modes of PA practice (supervised vs. non-supervised)...
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The aim of this study was investigated differences in postural stability and handgrip strength between faller and non-fallers older adults. 169 older adults (76.5 ± 7.5 years), were recruited and were divided in fallers (n = 58) and non-fallers (n= 111) groups according to their fall history. Postural stability measures were made in 3 different qui...
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Regular practice of physical activity (PA) is well known as an important factor to improve quality of life and promote independent ageing. However, most of the elderly does not accomplish the minimal levels of PA. Developing evidence to understand why older adults are not engaging in PA is an area that needs attention. Thus, the aim of this study w...
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RESUMO Introdução: A prevalência de quedas aumenta com a idade e com o nível de fragilidade associada ao envelhecimento. Com o envelhecimento demográfico estima-se um aumento de quedas e suas consequências. Objetivos: Determinar a prevalência de quedas e suas consequências. Métodos: Estudo quantitativo, transversal e descritivo. Realizado numa amos...
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INTRODUCTION: There is a large and growing literature on handgrip strength (HGS) which correlates with health status in the general adult population (Cheung et al. 2013). The purpose of this study is to investigate the associations between hand grip strength, body composition and perceived quality of life stratified by gender and age among older pe...
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Mean and standard error of the (A) total body muscle mass and (B) hand grip strength by age and gender group. G3 significantly different of G1 and G2 (*** P < 0.001 and ** P < 0.01). A significant difference was observed between male and female groups (§§§ P < 0.001).
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Gmove + is a project that aims to increase physical activity (PA) adherence among the older people from Guarda. To accomplish this aim, a first pilot study was developed on perceived barriers to PA, perceived quality of life and preferred physical activities. Thirty-two elderly participants [19 males (73.68 ± 5.72) 13 females (72.15 ± 5.46)] were r...
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INTRODUCTION: Several studies have shown that impairments in muscle power are more influential than strength on function (Evans, 2000). Although muscle power is a related but different attribute than strength, few studies have explored re relationship between power and functional capabilities of the elderly people. The purpose of this study is to i...
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Objective: This article seeks to present a pilot project of community intervention that aims to prevent the occurrence of falls in the elderly in a community setting. Method: It is a prospective study in the temporal relationship, based on Health Planning, it was developed for 9 weeks in a Community Care Unit in the Northern Region of Portugal. Da...
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Intoduction: Listening to elderly people in Brazil and Portugal, it was intended to promote reflective discussions that shared experiences and experiences, in order to interact with the cultural plurality existing between the two countries to help the understanding of the sexuality of the elderly, and of the possible behavioral changes acquired aft...
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Several epidemiological studies have shown the importance of physical activ-ity proving its contribution to a healthy lifestyle and individual wellness. In this sense, it is important that young people acquire knowledge, taste and motivation for physical activity and make their practice a lifestyle. The adoption of protective health behaviors in ch...
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Objective: Comprehend the meaning of the elderly sexuality in the nursing consultation context. Method: A qualitative research, of Alfred Schutz’s phenomenological sociological approach. 41 participants, being Brazilian and Portuguese elderly. The used scene was the teaching-assistance academic unit Institute of Health Care São Francisco de Assis...
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Objective: To evaluate the functional capacity of the elderly and their association with quality of life. Method: A transversal, descriptive and analytical study was carried out by an individual and anonymous interview to 247 elderly people. A structured questionnaire was used, composed of sociodemographic characterization, Katz Index, Lawton & Br...
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Intimacy and close relationships are the main characteristics of family violence, which grows from inside the family and can accompany all the vital cycle. Health professionals, because of their proximity to the family, have an important role in the prevention, detection and follow up of these cases. The objective of this is to understand more clea...
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Several epidemiological studies have shown the importance of physical activity proving its contribution to a healthy lifestyle and individual wellness. In this sense, it is important that young people acquire knowledge, taste and motivation for physical activity and make their practice a lifestyle. The adoption of protective health behaviors in chi...
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EnglishIntroduction: The progressive increase in the elderly population poses new challenges to institutions for the aged and formal caregivers. Objectives: To know the difficulties of formal caregivers of institutionalized elderly and to examine to what extent the physical, psychological fatigue and anxiety influence these difficulties. Methodolog...
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Depression is the most common psychological problem in elderly people. Depression is one of the most common psychological problem in the elderly people. The main objective of this study was the evaluation of the perception of the elderly people on their quality of life as well as the enquiry whether depression is a risk factor for the quality of li...
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EnglishIntroduction: Given the aging of the population and consequent increased levels of dependency, it becomes increasingly necessary the intervention of informal caregivers. Objectives: To assess the difficulties of informal caregivers of dependent elderly and identify and analyze the factors that determine these difficulties. Methodology: Descr...
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portuguesIntroducao: Atualmente os maus tratos aos idosos sao considerados um problema de saude publica. Em Portugal, este fenomeno pela problematica que envolve, esta cada vez mais presente na agenda politica e da saude. Contudo, porque se reconhece que ainda e necessario desenvolver a intervencao neste dominio, considera-se premente continuar a d...
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Older people represent a significant segment of the population. Thus, the study of the ageing process became a current necessity, particularly the study of older people’s quality of life. The main purpose of this study was to understand the way older people perceive their own quality of life. This qualitative cross-sectional, exploratory-descriptiv...
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Introduction.The rapid increase in the aging population poses real challenges to society, ma-king it necessary to get a better understanding of this reality, namely the study of the quality of life and thesupport given to the elderly. The main objective of this study was to assess the quality of life of the elderlyand to determine whether it depend...
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The rapid increase in the aging population poses real challenges to society, making it necessary to get a better understanding of this reality, namely the study of the quality of life and the support given to the elderly. The main objective of this study was to assess the quality of life of the elderly and to determine whether it depends on the sup...

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Aumentar a prática regular de atividade física pelas pessoas idosas da Guarda, contribuindo assim para um envelhecimento saudável e para uma vida independente mais prolongada.