Zaida Aguiar Sá Azeredo

Zaida Aguiar Sá Azeredo
University of Porto | UP · Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS)

Medical Doctor, master on social gerontology: PHD on Community Health

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January 1979 - October 2010
Instituto de Ciencias
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  • Professor
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  • After that Coordination of Research Unit in education and community intervention since 2014

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Publications (50)
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Resumo O aumento da longevidade e o envelhecimento demográfico são conquistas da Humanidade que se iniciaram no século XX e que se vão acentuar no século XXI. A este último século pôr-se-ão desafios importantes que têm que ser pensados e reflectidos para que a Humanidade possa dar uma resposta atempada e adequada. A autora faz, uma análise reflexiv...
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Context Concurrent with the aging process there is a decline of the individuals' physical health, by the interaction of numerous factors, which interferes with their activities of daily living and quality of life. Thus, it is essential to promote a multidimensional assessment to identify those factors and intervene early. Objective To assess the fu...
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Introduction: Loneliness is a painful and distressing feeling that leads to a malaise where a person feels alone, despite being surrounded by people, feeling that he or she lacks support, especially of an emotional nature. It is most common in adolescence, but is also prevalent in old age. Objective: To identify the opinion of elderly persons in r...
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The author define the concepts of culture and citizen She also reflect how population changes can influence culture and citizen She talk how culture is changing in a community, influenced by demographic changes and urbanization
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The Author reflect about the needs of a active ageing 'culture , and a multisectorial involvment . She think a local education planing is very important to involve all community toward an active ageing.whch must be based on the local culture, but regarding the future and the community changes
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The violence against elderly is increasing by several reasons, such as increase of elderly people, elderly frail and old persons living alone. The Author makes a reflexion about violence against elderly and what is the role of the PHC Professionals.These professionals have a great proximity to the clients, the family and the local community. They g...
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Introduction Population aging is an issue increasingly gaining more prominence, as evidenced by the number of inquiries regarding the “problems” that this entails for society. This leads to a need to understand the role of caregiver for the elderly as the central figure of support in old age. Aim The purpose of this study was to describe formal ca...
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Theoretical framework: When translated into population ageing, the demographic transition process imposes an adaptation of the healthcare and social services to the needs and expectations of the elderly. The definition of interventions requires a multidimensional functional assessment. Objectives: To assess the functional capacity of individuals ag...
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Although the oncologic disease has a low incidence in children than in adults, it has a major complexity and impact , because children are the future. The objectives of this study are: To study the impact of a oncologic disease in diagnostic in children on their family. To study how family cooperate. The authors interviewed the family of children w...
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Nowadays the patients stay shortly in the hospital due to economical reasons and the development of new medical technologies. They are discharge as quickly as possible to home and to the primary care services frequently without relevant and proper health information, which can cause some related problems. The discharge planning can reduce fears and...
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Work presents an imperative for every human being. It enables us to achieve personal and professional goals, obtain social support, recognition, give meaning to our days and weeks, or even to our lives. However, rapid globalization and technological progress led to significant changes in the working environment, which caused the increase of certain...
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A edição deste eBook resulta da compilação de análises e reflexões centradas nos resultados obtidos no âmbito do projeto Os Muito idosos: estudo do envelhecimento em Coimbra (PTDC/CS-SOC/114895/2009) realizadas pelo investigador principal, colaboradores e por convidados, que honram esta edição, que integraram o seminário internacional “Os muito ido...
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Introduction : The progressive aging of the population in contemporary societies leads to the necessary adjustment to the responses of health care services. The project "The Oldest Old: Coimbra aging study" (PTDC/CS-SOC/114895/2009) assess an elderly population enrolled in Health Centers of Coimbra-Portugal. The QAFMI/OARS (Questionario de Avaliaca...
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The development of personal and social skills is a facilitator or even essential for nurses to demonstrate relational skills and helping skills in their daily activity. This study, quasi-experimental in nature, aimed to assess the validity of the program of development of social skills called Care to Know Care and its implications for the developme...
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This article is a report of a study exploring the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Interpersonal Communication Assessment Scale (ICAS) related to nursing education. Interpersonal communication in health care in general and in nursing care in particular is used to transmit messages between the members involved so as to convey...
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O stresse relacionado com o trabalho ocupa o segundo lugar entre os problemas de saúde mais frequentes na União Europeia, afetando 22% dos seus trabalhadores. No que se refere à satisfação profissional, os níveis de mal-estar têm aumentado nas últimas décadas, junto dos profissionais de saúde, acarretando muitas das vezes, custos pessoais, organiza...
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The responses of health care and social services to an increasingly aging population emerge as a social imperative in a scenario of demographic transition. The geriatric assessment includes the physical, mental, cognitive, emotional and social functions, allowing for, a concrete understanding of the realities and a better health planning.Objectives...
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Postpartum period is a time of transition, of adjustments to the parental role. This transition calls for changes in role relationships, especially in the first- time parents.AimIdentify difficulties and needs of the first time parents related to the interaction with the newborn and to the adjustment to the parental role.Method Qualitative study us...
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O objetivo do presente estudo foi identificar as competências que um cuidador informal deve possuir para cuidar, em domicílio, de pessoas com dependência. Trata-se de estudo exploratório-descritivo, realizado com enfermeiros de Centros de Saúde no Norte de Portugal, que recorreu ao método Delphi, com dois rounds, usando questionários para o efeito....
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to identify the needs of nursing students in the field of relational competencies. qualitative study with an exploratory-descriptive nature. The random sample included 62 students in the 2nd year of the nursing undergraduate program of a school located in the central region of Portugal. The inclusion criterion was the nonexistence of clinical teach...
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The purpose of the present study was to identify the competencies that an informal caregiver must have in order to provide home care to dependent people. It consists of an exploratory-descriptive study developed with nurses from healthcare centers in the North of Portugal, using the Delphi method with two rounds and utilizing questionnaires for the...
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RESUMO Este estudo explora as relações existentes entre as características dos jovens que frequentam ambientes recreativos nocturnos, o con-sumo de álcool e drogas, a implicação nas actividades recreativas e a adopção de comportamentos rodoviários de risco. Entre 2007 e 2010, foram entrevistados 1346 jovens frequentadores de ambientes recre-ativos...
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To determine how the Thai elderly perceived the benefits of herbal medicine consumption and to study related variables influencing their perception. A cross-sectional study was used. PARTICIPANTS/SETTINGS: 419 participants were chosen by systematic stratified sampling; people between 60-96 years of age (mean age 70.2 years); 68.3 % female, and 31.7...
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The author analyse demographic evolution and make a reflexion about ageing elderly family , the future and make some advices
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To study the levels of happiness perception in the elderly in different regions, and determine the reasons affecting it. The Thai Happiness Indicators: THI-15; 2001 were used in this study of 306 participants (> or =60 years) in different regions: rural, suburban, and urban. The elderly were chosen by chance from those belonging to Thai senior club...
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The 21st century will be characterised by aged and ageing nations, making eldercare a growing concern. Most eldercare in most nations will be provided informally, primarily by female family members. Helping these people understand the dimensions of eldercare is a key to effective and cost-effective caregiving. The Person-Environment Model (Lawton a...
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The present work presents a mixed study that evaluates the factors related to the basic formation in sexuality for Portuguese nurses of primary health care. 1735 nurses working in the 18 Health Sub-Regions of the Continent and the 2 Health Regional Secretaries of the Autonomous Regions of Madeira and Azores, corresponding to 226 Health Centers, wer...
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INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of burnout, and of associated factors, amongst family doctors (FDs) in European countries. Methodology. A cross-sectional survey of FDs was conducted using a custom-designed and validated questionnaire which incorporated the Maslach Burnout Inventory Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS)...
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The aim of this study was to identify the reasons for the provision of informal rehabilitation services at home to stroke relatives by Thai caregivers. Twenty primary informal caregivers were individually interviewed at their homes by using semistructured questions elaborated by the researchers. All interviews were recorded on audiotape. Content an...
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Our aim was to explore the informal rehabilitation activities performed by Thai caregivers for stroke survivors at home. Twenty primary informal caregivers were individually interviewed, using semi-structured questions developed by researchers, to investigate the informal rehabilitation activities provided for the stroke survivors at their homes. A...
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To adapt to Portuguese, of Portugal, the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales, a 21-item short scale (DASS 21), designed to measure depression, anxiety and stress. After translation and back-translation with the help of experts, the DASS 21 was administered to patients in external psychiatry consults (N=101), and its internal consistency, construc...
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Primary informal caregivers play a significant role in providing care to stroke survivors after having been discharged from the hospital. Our aims were to describe the characteristics of Thai stroke caregivers and to explore their needs while providing care to their stroke relatives. Using open-ended questions, we individually interviewed 20 caregi...
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In this study a comparison between two different methods for measuring the susceptibility of Giardia lamblia trophozoites to metronidazole and albendazole is performed. Modifications of Meloni's method, based on the loss of adherence of parasites to surfaces, and the Hill method, based on the loss of parasite division capacity, are compared. A logi...
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Nowadays and mainly in children, intestinal parasitisms are still a public health problem in many countries, causing morbility. In Portugal, very few epidemiological studies, concerning intestinal parasitism, have been carried out. However, in the last few years some pointers seem to show an accentuated decrease of the infections caused by helminth...
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DASS-21 y la escala Hospital Anxiety and Depression confirma la hipótesis relativa a la validez de criterio, siendo sin embargo reveladas fragilidades relativamente a la divergencia entre constructos teóricamente diferentes. DESCRIPTORES: depresión; ansiedad; estrés; escalas; evaluación ADAPTATION TO PORTUGUESE OF THE DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND STRESS...

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