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Title: Adaptação e validação do WHOQOL-OLD para a população portuguesa: A metodologia de grupos focais na avaliação da Qualidade de Vida em adultos idosos
Authors: Vilar, Manuela 
Simões, Mário Rodrigues 
Lima, Margarida 
Cruz, Catarina 
Sousa, Liliana B. 
Silva, Ana Rita 
Pires, Luís 
Issue Date: 2014
Description: In the context of the WHOQOL-OLD validation studies with Portuguese (Portugal) population, this paper describes the process and results from 8 focus groups (N=33). One group with professionals (N=4), one with caregivers (N=4), and six with older adults (N=25; four groups living in community; two groups living in institutional context) were conducted. The sampling procedure was done according to convenience. The results corroborate the multidimensional nature of QoL. In free-form QoL discussion all the WHOQOL-100 domains and facets were referred (except for Sexual activity), as well as the six facets of the WHOQOLOLD. Older adults referred more frequently Quality of life and general health, and dimensions from Social relationships, Environment, Psychological, Spirituality and Autonomy; caregivers relate Autonomy, Health, Environment and Social relationships; and professionals relate Health, Independence, Environment and Social relationships. All the groups indicated the dimension “Family/Family life” that can likely constitute a new facet of the Portuguese WHOQOL-OLD module.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/47205
Rights: openAccess
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