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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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MOEHLECKE, Fernanda; CALVETTI, Prisla Ücker  and  WEBER, Magda Blessmann. Perceptions of children with and without chronic skin disease on health and aging. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.3, pp. 915-933. ISSN 1808-4281.

The children's universe in recent years has been gaining visibility in different fields. The growing interest of researchers in understanding children's perceptions of various topics has highlighted them in their research. The objective of this study was to investigate the perceptions of children with and with chronic skin disease on health and aging. This is a qualitative study. The participants were 07 children without chronic skin disease and 07 children with chronic skin disease, where the first group had a link with a community entity in the city of Gravataí and the other with a public health clinic in the city of Porto Alegre. For data collection a semi-structured interview script was used. For content analysis, we used the Bardin Analysis and the perspective of the biopsychosocial model. The children's narratives were classified into three categories based on the evaluation of three judges: Aging and Health-Disease Process, Prevention and Aging, Relationship between Generations. It should be emphasized that the perceptions of the investigated groups present similarities in relation to aging, which represents the passage of time. On health, groups present differences from their own experiences. It is necessary to invest in interventions that promote intergenerational actions to promote healthy coexistence and solidarity between different generations.

Keywords : child; aging; health; intergenerational relationships.

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