Efectos físicos, cognitivos y emocionales en adultos mayores por el confinamiento

Laura Patricia Mata Jurado, Oscar Luis Narváez Montoya, Ricardo Arturo López León, Martha Beatriz Cortés Topete

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TheCovid-19 pandemic exposed all demographic groups on the planet to changesand adaptations in daily life activities, older adults were identified as the most vulnerable population group, so their mobility restriction in the urban environment was more observed and prolonged. The main objective of this work is to reveal the self-perceived effects on physical, cognitive and emotional well-being of older adults due to confinement and mobility restriction during the Covid-19 pandemic, in a cross-sectional qualitative study, with a sample of typical cases of 23 older adults between69 and 92 years old, with heterogeneous characteristics regarding their condition of functional independence, economy, social connection, educational level, type of housing and support, living in the urban area of the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico. The studymethodology consisted of the application of unstructured interviews, about the changes perceived in their physical, cognitive, social and emotional well-being during the 15 months after the decree of the pandemic in March 2020. The result shows a generalized negative effect highlighting the increase in physical fragility, memory deterioration, and emotional alterations of sadness, fear, loneliness and anger, this effect is directly proportional to the insolation level. The long period of confinement generated negative emotional states that prevailed even after the reopening of social activities and calls into question the relevance of confinement for older adults and the need to develop biographical continuity strategies during a pandemic situation
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)114-122
Number of pages9
JournalEID. Ergonomía, Investigación y Desarrollo
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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