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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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OLIVEIRA, Daniel Vicentini de et al. Associated factors in satisfaction with the life of elderly users of basic health units. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2020, vol.12, n.2, pp. 19-29. ISSN 2177-093X.

This study investigated the associated factors involved in life satisfaction of 654 elderly users of Basic Health Units of Maringá, Paraná. A sociodemographic questionnaire was used, the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and the Life Satisfaction Scale. Data analysis was performed using the Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney, and Spearman correlation tests (p < 0.05). Older people with lower purchasing power who were perceived with poor health and who take medications regularly are less satisfied with life than their peers (p < 0.05). The physically active elderly were more satisfied with life than the sedentary/irregularly active (p = 0.004). Satisfaction with life correlated with walking days per week (r = 0.15). It is concluded that family income, health perception, medication use, and physical activity are factors that intervene in life satisfaction.

Keywords : old age; health; health promotion; life satisfaction.

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