Resident Population in Institutions of Long Stay for Elderly

  • Mirian Alves da Silva
  • Karen Krystine Gonçalves de Brito
  • Suellen Duarte de Oliveira Matos
  • Iraktânia Vitorino Diniz
  • Smalyanna Sgren da Costa Andrade
  • Elizabeth Souza Silva de Aguiar
  • Emanuelle Malzac Freire Santana
  • Ana Paula Marques Andrade de Souza
  • Lenilma Bento de Araújo Meneses
  • Alyne Fernandes Bezerra
  • Lidiany Galdino Félix
  • Jordana Almeida Nogueira
  • Simone Helena dos Santos Oliveira
  • Marta Mirian Lopes Costa
  • Maria Júlia Guimarães Oliveira Soares


Objective: To describe the clinical and sociodemographic characteristics of elderly living in long-stay institutions in the municipality of João Pessoa.
Method: Cross-sectional study, descriptive, population character. This study consisted of 324 elderly, living in six long-stay institutions for elderly in the municipality of João Pessoa. Data was collected by means of questionnaires to the elderly and/or responsible people, and analysis of patient records, and it was analyzed through descriptive statistics.
Results: 75.31% (244/324) are female. The average age between genres as 81.17 years, most unmarried, white; 53.69% unnaducated; 57.95% have an average of only 2.16 years of formal education; 64.46% were referred by relatives. Hypertension, osteoarticular and neurological diseases were the most prevalent medical conditions.
Conclusion: It highlighted the importance of qualified healthcare professionals, the pressing need for public healthcare policies directed to the particularities of this population, and a greater presence of the State in the institutions.

Aug 5, 2016
How to Cite
ALVES DA SILVA, Mirian et al. Resident Population in Institutions of Long Stay for Elderly. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, aug. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 may 2021. doi:


Health Profile; Nursing Homes for the Aged; Elderly.

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