Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 8 - 2021
Use of Educational Technology to Promote Self-Care for the Elderly: Integrative Review

Arydyjany Gonçalves Nascimento1*, Francisca Patrícia Barreto de Carvalho2, Kelianny Pinheiro Bezerra3, Fernanda Gomes da Silva4 and Deyla Moura Ramos5

1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde e Sociedade, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, Rua Werneck Jerônimo dos Santos, Bairro Colorado, Cajazeiras; Paraíba, Brazil
2Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde e Sociedade; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
3Faculdade de Enfermagem, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
4Residência em Atenção Básica/Saúde da Família e Comunidade, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
5Departamento de Enfermagem, Centro Universitário FACEX, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Arydyjany Gonçalves Nascimento, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde e Sociedade, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, Rua Werneck Jerônimo dos Santos, Bairro Colorado, Cajazeiras; Paraíba, Brazil.
Received: June 01, 2021; Published: August 30, 2021


Objective: The objective is to identify in the scientific literature the use of educational technology to promote self-care for the elderly.

Method: This is an integrative review that included original articles indexed in the Latin American and Caribbean Literature in Health Sciences, Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online, Scopus, Web of Science, Science Direct, Cochrane and Google Scholar databases, in English, Portuguese and Spanish, published in the last five years, through the use of the Boolean operators “AND” or “OR”.

Results: Nine articles were selected, with a predominance of experimental studies that tested the effects of technologies and of the experience report type. The technologies developed were group dynamics, use of puppets, storytelling, multimedia production and use of internet/computer programs, which portrayed care for non-communicable chronic diseases.

Conclusion: The technologies used showed efficiency for the redefinition of self-care for the elderly.


Keywords: Elderly Health; Health Education; Educational Technology; Health Promotion


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Citation: Arydyjany Gonçalves Nascimento., et al. “Use of Educational Technology to Promote Self-Care for the Elderly: Integrative Review” EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.9 (2021): 24-35.

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