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Social determinants of functional mobility and falls on elderly residents from the municipality of São Paulo: a multilevel analysis

Grant number: 14/06721-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Alexandre Dias Porto Chiavegatto Filho
Grantee:Carla Ferreira Do Nascimento
Host Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Introduction: Most countries are going through a process of demographic transition, resulting in an increase of their elderly population. European countries experienced economic development before population aging. On the other hand, Brazil's elderly population growth happened within a low income environment. The elderly are more vulnerable to chronic diseases but also accidents such as falls, which are among the main external mortality causes for this age group. Besides, persistent consequences may result from these situations, such as fractures, social inactivity and functional decline. The identification of São Paulo's social determinants of falls and functional mobility may bring valuable information on risk factors identification and on preventive strategies planning. Objective: To analyze São Paulo's social determinants of functional mobility and falls on a representative sample of its elderly population. Methods: I will use the results obtained from the Estudo Saúde Bem Estar e Envelhecimento (SABE), a study coordinated by the Pan American Health Organization that aimed to define the life condition profile of elder population living on urban centers of seven countries in Latin American and the Caribbean. This study will analyze the results from the elderly population of São Paulo, using a longitudinal design with data from 2006 and 2010. The dependent variables of interest are the functional mobility and falls happening between 2006 and 2010. (AU)

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DO NASCIMENTO, CARLA FERREIRA; OLIVEIRA DUARTE, YEDA APARECIDA; LEBRAO, MARIA LUCIA; PORTO CHIAVEGATTO FILHO, ALEXANDRE DIAS. Individual and contextual characteristics of indoor and outdoor falls in older residents of Sao Paulo, Brazil. ARCHIVES OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS, v. 68, p. 119-125, . (14/06721-4)
DO NASCIMENTO, CARLA FERREIRA; OLIVEIRA DUARTE, YEDA APARECIDA; LEBRAO, MARIA LUCIA; PORTO CHIAVEGATTO FILHO, ALEXANDRE DIAS. Individual and Neighborhood Factors Associated With Functional Mobility and Falls in Elderly Residents of SAo Paulo, Brazil: A Multilevel Analysis. JOURNAL OF AGING AND HEALTH, v. 30, n. 1, p. 118-139, . (14/06721-4)
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NASCIMENTO, Carla Ferreira Do. Social determinants of functional mobility and falls in elderly residents of São Paulo, Brazil: a multilevel analysis. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP/CIR) São Paulo.

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