Promoção da Saúde depois dos 65 anos. Elementos para uma política integrada de envelhecimento.
English title: Health Promotion: People aged 65 and over. Elements for a comprehensive ageing policy.
Author(s): Mariana F. Almeida -
Type: Thesis / dissertation
The thesis explores contributions of a health promotion approach to the development of an integrated ageing policy. More specifically, it offers several elements in support of policies/ measures promoting the health and well-being of people aged 65+ in Portugal. A conceptual framework - PromS - clarifies the health promotion approach adopted, stressing a comprehensive and positive understanding of health and its multiple determinants and emphasising the values of equity and empowerment. Quantitative and qualitative data are combined to render an assessment of the health situation of the over-65 population in Portugal, comprising: - A qualitative study exploring older people’s lay views on health, discussed in terms of health literacy and favoured health dimensions, determinants and actions; - a health profile of the Portuguese population aged 65 and over, covering health status and well-being and several determining factors (individual and social /environmental); it uses indicators from several sources, including, whenever possible, a comparison with other age groups and other European countries; - an analysis of pattern and magnitude of social inequalities in health outcomes and in the distribution of some of it’s determinants among elderly people in Portugal (ESS3 data); - a brief review of some national policies/measures pertinent to this group’s health. Objectives and priority areas for action are suggested, along with possible strategies and guidelines on infrastructure and processes regarding the formulation and implementation of a national health policy for older people.
Awarding institution: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Number of pages: 450