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Avaliação da competência de idosos diabéticos para o autocuidado. / [Assessment of self-care competence of elderly people with diabetes].

Marques, Marília Braga; da Silva, Maria Josefina; Coutinho, Janaína Fonseca Victor; Lopes, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira.
Rev Esc Enferm USP ; 47(2): 415-20, 2013 Apr.
Artigo em Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23743909
This descriptive, cross-sectional and correlational study aimed to assess the self-care competencies of senior citizens with diabetes using the Scale to Identify Diabetes Mellitus Patients' Competence for Self-Care and personal factors associated with it. The study population consisted of seniors registered in primary healthcare units in Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. Only 6% of the patients were considered to have diabetes self-care competence. Low educational level and decreased visual acuity were identified as factors that influenced these low scores. The results, which showed that a small number of seniors were considered competent to practice self-care, indicated the importance of developing health promotion activities targeted to this population, assessing skills and encouraging self-care practices to facilitate the planning of health interventions.