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Portal of the elderly: development of a virtual learning environment with a focus on the aging process.

Grant number: 13/08758-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Principal researcher:Magali de Lourdes Caldana
Grantee:Natalia Caroline Favoretto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


The new information and communication technologies have been widely spread and used in association with health related aspects. Considering health policy present in the country, these technologies can assist in health promotion and prevention along with health education and public policy actions. The increase in life expectancy is a global reality, making the Estate intervention necessary in this situation, from this context was created the national health policy of the elderly. Consequently health professionals must adapt to the guidelines of this policy, one of the professionals being the speech, language and hearing scientist. The aging process includes all the specificities of speech, language and hearing science, thus, this research aims to develop content that will be made available in a website, with information about the aging process and major changes in speech, language and hearing that affect the elderly. The production of the material will be according to analysis and planning, modeling, implementation and evaluation. Evaluation of the content and technological resources will be performed by speech, language and hearing scientists, elderly caregivers and elder commuity, through a form available on the website. Thus, it is expected to provide information to the general population and to promote improved quality of life in the population.

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FAVORETTO, NATALIA CAROLINE; CARLETO, NATALIA GUTIERREZ; ARAKAWA, ALINE MEGUMI; ALCALDE, MURILO PRIORI; MAGALHAES BASTOS, JOSE ROBERTO; CALDANA, MAGALI DE LOURDES. Portal dos idosos: desenvolvimento e avaliação de um website com informações sobre o processo de envelhecimento e as principais alterações fonoaudiológicas que acometem os idosos. CoDAS, v. 29, n. 5, p. -, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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