Structural Violence in Elderly With Functional Dependence

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Anahi Ruiz-Lara1
Jesus Acevedo-Alemán, PhD2
María de los Angeles Villarreal-Reyna Sr., PhD2
Ana Laura Carrillo-Cervantes Sr., MSN2
(1)Nursing School. Group formal and informal care of older adult dependent, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Mexico
(2)School of Nursing, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Mexico

Purpose:  To determinate the effect of the intervention in nursing to prevent structural violence in dependent elderly families, . Neuman’s System Model will serve as the theoretical background for this research.


Methods:  Quasi-experimental design with repeated measurements and two groups: experimental group and control group; the experimental will participle in a psychoeducational program which consist in 8 sessions of two hours per session, the study population will consist of dependent elderly families from the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The central hypothesis of this project is that the families of elderly adults in functional situation participating in the experimental group will be sensitized to the problematic of structural violence and it consequences. Sampling will be for convenience. The outcome variables to be measured before, during, after and follow-up at of the experimental condition using validated instruments will be structural violence and functional dependency. The sample size will be calculated using ANOVA for repeated measurements with three levels (level of trustfulness 95%, potency =0.90) for the interaction time per group, and a size of the large effect. We will use the nQuery Advisor 7.0 software. The data collected will be analyzed with Statistical Package for Social Sciences 24.


Results:  The outcome variables will be analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA and post hoc analysis to determine differences between groups and effect size; also will be describe the relationship between the study variables: structural violence and elderly dependent.


Conclusion:  We will discuss the importance of the development of nursing interventions based on scientific evidence for the development of a nursing care plan to reduce and / or prevent, or both, elderly violence in organizational, institutional and community contexts, also we  will discuss the importance of the nursing role as the spokesperson for recognizing that structural violence is a social and health problem and its effects are factors that affect the quality of life and the well-being of elderly population.