[The meaning attributed to 'being old' by workers of long-term care nursing institutions].

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This is a descriptive and explorative study with a quantitative approach aimed at identifying the meaning of 'being old' according to 50 health-care workers responsible for direct nursing care to elderly residents in nursing homes. Data was obtained by means of the Portuguese version of the 'Semantic Differential Scale' validated in Brazil. Subjects were… (More)

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