Open Access Research Article Article ID: ANPC-2-109

    Affective Bond, Loneliness and Socioeconomic Aspects of an Elderly Population in Midwest, Brazil

    Carlos Kusano Bucalen Ferrari*, Graziele Souza Lira Ferrari, Lohany Dourado Nery, Daniela Franco dos Santos, Noeli Silva Pereira, Jéssica Silva Gonçalves and Geane Francis Santana

    Background: loneliness, a common feature among elderly people, can affect health and quality of life. 

    Objective: this article examined affective bond and marital status among elders in “Barra do Garças”, municipality, Mato Grosso State, Midwest Brazil.

    Methodology: from the 3,593 elderly people, 300 engaged in the study which had been approved by the ethical committee on research.

    Results: there were more illiterate men than women (37.7% and 21.6%, respectively). In respect of income source there was a relative contingent of women with no income comparing to the men. Considering the socioeconomic class the majority of elderly, 68% belong to the less fortunate socioeconomic classes (D and E).

    Conclusion: it has been observed a higher contingent of elderly people with no affective bond or living alone which influence the quality of life of those elderly by increasing the psychosocial as well as the health-related risks, which was widely discussed according to the world’s scientific literature.

    Keywords: Ioneliness; Elderly; Affective bond; Marital status

    Published on: Jun 30, 2016 Pages: 24-27

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/anpc.000009
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