2008
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x2008001200008
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Abstract: This study focused on elderly members of community groups, specifically their physical, social, psychological, and economic conditions. A descriptive cross-sectional study included 197 individuals, using

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“…According to Borges et al (22), functional ability determines how much people can live independently within the family and community contexts, and this fact influences, for example, their capacity to participate in events and use the services provided by social organizations (22). In the case of the elderly involved in this study and who participate in different social and cultural activities, this outcome was somewhat expected.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 77%
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“…According to Borges et al (22), functional ability determines how much people can live independently within the family and community contexts, and this fact influences, for example, their capacity to participate in events and use the services provided by social organizations (22). In the case of the elderly involved in this study and who participate in different social and cultural activities, this outcome was somewhat expected.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 77%
“…As stated by Gomes et al (22), public services for health promotion are frequented mainly by women, and the professional staff is composed mostly of women. Such situations may cause men to feel that they do not belong to that space, and, consequently, they do not recognize themselves as a target of the care provided by health programs (23).…”
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confidence: 99%
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“…Borges et al 32 conducted a profile study of 197 elderly individuals in convenience groups and found a prevalence of 57% for urinary incontinence. In the present study, only 15% of the sample reported urinary incontinence.…”
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“…32 Functional mobility/the risk of falls was assessed using the TUG test, with no significant differences found between the groups. Another study assessed elderly women between the ages of 74 and 89 years and found no significant differences between female fallers and non-fallers based on their performance in the TUG test.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%