Physiological changes in vision during aging: perceptions of older adults and healthcare providers

Authors

  • Tattiana Dias de Carvalho Cordeiro Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Luípa Michele Silva Universidade Federal de Catalão
  • Edilene Araujo Monteiro Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Maria de Lourdes de Farias Pontes Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Francine Golgheto Casemiro Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto/USP
  • Rosalina Aparecida Partezani Rodrigues Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto/USP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.iee.v39n3e11

Keywords:

geriatric nursing, aged, vision, ocular, aging

Abstract

Objective. To identify the physiological changes in older adults’ vision during the aging process.

Methods. An exploratory, descriptive study with a qualitative approach was conducted with 20 older adults and six healthcare providers who worked with older adults in João Pessoa, Paraíba (Brazil). The Focus Group Technique was used for data collection, with the collected information subsequently being submitted to Inductive Thematic Analysis using textual analysis software.

Results. The physiological changes related to vision were described by both the older adults and healthcare providers using the following words: vision, difficulty; see; cataract; glasses; surgery; more; age; eye; and no. These terms represent declines in vision resulting from advancing age which significantly modify the daily lives of older adults and their families.

Conclusion. The perception of the older adults and the healthcare providers who care for them regarding the physiological changes in vision throughout the aging process shows that the loss of visual acuity significantly affects the daily life of older adults and their families.

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Author Biographies

Tattiana Dias de Carvalho Cordeiro, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Registered Nurse, MSc. Centro de Ciências da Saúde. Email: tattianadccarvalho@gmail.com. Universidade Federal da Paraíba. João Pessoa-Paraíba- Brazil

Luípa Michele Silva, Universidade Federal de Catalão

Registered Nurse, Post doctorate. Assistant Professor Email: luipams@gmail.com. Universidade Federal de Catalão – Goiás- Brazil.

Edilene Araujo Monteiro, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Registered Nurse, PhD. Assistant Professor Email: edileneam06@gmail.com. Universidade Federal da Paraíba. João Pessoa-Paraíba- Brazil

Maria de Lourdes de Farias Pontes, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Registered Nurse, PhD. Assistant Professor Email: profa.lourdespontes@gmail.com. Universidade Federal da Paraíba. João Pessoa-Paraíba- Brazil

Francine Golgheto Casemiro, Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto/USP

Gerontologist. PhD student. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto/USP. Ribeirão Preto- SP- Brazil. Email: francine_gc@hotmail.com. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto/USP. Ribeirão Preto- SP- Brazil

Rosalina Aparecida Partezani Rodrigues, Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto/USP

Registered Nurse, PhD. Full Professor, Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto/USP. Ribeirão Preto- SP- Brazil. Email: rosalina@eerp.usp.br. Corresponding author. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto/USP. Ribeirão Preto- SP- Brazil

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Published

2021-10-29

How to Cite

Cordeiro, T. D. de C., Silva, L. M., Monteiro, E. A., Pontes, M. de L. de F., Casemiro, F. G., & Rodrigues, R. A. P. (2021). Physiological changes in vision during aging: perceptions of older adults and healthcare providers. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 39(3). https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.iee.v39n3e11

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