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Ressenti des personnes âgées de plus de 75 ans vivant à domicile selon leur autonomie et leurs aides en 2015

Abstract : Context: Home care assistance for old people is one of public health problem because of ageing population. Technical support and personal assistants are a condition to succeed in staying at home. General practitioner is a key person regarding patient care. The aim of this study is to evaluate what elderly people think about their conditions of life according to their autonomy and aids. Methodology: It is a qualitative research based on 18 individual interviews with seniors aged 75 and above, living at home. Content analysis was made with verbatim transcripts in an Excel table. Results: People are not very dependant, mostly women, with an average age of 85,9. 94% of these people receive support from domestic help and 66% from a nurse. 61% have children who are helping them and people who have informal assistance have less professional help. The most used technical supports are pill dispensers and sticks. Two thirds have a positive view of their living conditions at home, especially those who are most dependent and who accepted loss of independence and those who are still active and mobile with a social function. Negative view is pronounced by people who do not accept the loss of independence and those who are affected by diseases like Parkinson. According to all these people, setting up aids should be done by social workers and not by their general practitioner. Conclusion: We can think about possible enhancements to help old people with danger of loss of independence: psychotherapy, fight against isolation, better visibility of social partners. Training should be proposed to general practitioners in order to facilitate their practical application.
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Pauline Écroulant. Ressenti des personnes âgées de plus de 75 ans vivant à domicile selon leur autonomie et leurs aides en 2015. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01305454⟩



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