Maria das Neves Decésaro

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This study aimed at characterizing the victims of medullar lesion (LM) and their daily needs. The data were collected in Maringi, Parani, Brasil, from 32 subjects by using semi-structured interview. The results revealed that most of them (84%) were males, had low education level (71,9%) and, at the time of the accident, they found themselves within the(More)
This study was aimed at identifying the main changes resulting from the presence of an individual with spinal cord injury in family life, as well as the expectations regarding this condition. It was developed with 32 families in the city of Maringá, State of Paraná. From data analysis three categories emerged: relations with health services; family(More)
The person with an ostomy may focus on the negative aspects of the stoma rather than its function to the detriment of self-image, acceptance of a new lifestyle, and ability to self-care. The purpose of this integrative literature review was to explore factors involved in the adaption process of persons with a gastrointestinal stoma with a focus on the role(More)
The objective of the study was to identify the quality of life (QoL) of elders with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and of their caregivers. This is a descriptive-exploratory study carried out with 50 elders and caregivers in the city of Maringá, state of Paraná, Brazil. The data were collected from November, 2010, to January, 2011, with the use of the Quality of(More)
SUMMARY Hospital institutions, with their private work organization, are made of very peculiar environments characterized by tension, pain and suffering. This way the hospital sets rules, specific routines and determines the actions of the health team about the care service provided for the patients. In this context, it is possible to identify aspects in(More)
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