PESQVITS-PFT-IINFACTS-2019: Health Status Profile and Quality of Life of the elderly people of the Tâmega and Sousa Region.

Principal Investigator: 
Sara Lima (
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Research Team: 
Sara Lima, Lurdes Teixeira, Raquel Esteves, Clarisse Magalhães, Maria de Fátima Ribeiro, Ana Isabel Teixeira, Fernanda Pereira
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Period covered: 
03/2019 - 02/2020

Current demographics and projections, now available for the next decades, are unmistakable about the growth of the elderly population. Aging populations are associated with an increase in pathologies of prolonged evolution, making necessary to redirect and reorganize social and health structures, in order to meet the specific needs of the populations. These issues have received considerable political attention from both national governments and international organizations, emphasizing the need to develop support and response measures tailored to the real needs and characteristics of the community. This study aims to characterize the profile of the elderly population of the region of Penafiel, regarding the health status and quality of life as well as some clinical and psychological variables associated and, therefore, produce a first mapping of the main needs and specificities in the region. This study will allow a characterization of the elderly people, redesign the measures and reorient services and structures.


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