Design Science Applied to the Virtual Support Method of the Nurse to Promote Mental Health for the Elderly and Their Caregivers
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages: 58-62
Received: Jan. 31, 2018; Accepted: Feb. 24, 2018; Published: Mar. 22, 2018
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Renata Jabour Saraiva, National Department of Distance Education, Estácio de Sá University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Geilsa Soraia Cavalcanti Valente, Nursing Department, Fluminense Federal University, Niterói, Brazil
Selma Petra Chaves Sá, Nursing Department, Fluminense Federal University, Niterói, Brazil
Ann Mary Machado Tinoco Feitosa Rosas, Nursing Department, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Caroliny dos Santos Guimarães da Fonseca, Faculty of Health Sciences, European University of the Atlantic, Santander, Spain
Luiz Felipe Ribeiro, Department of Information Technology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ermelinda Maria Bernardo Gonçalves Marques, Health Department, Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Guarda, Portugal
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The aim of this study was to present post-doctoral results, using the artificial intelligence, avatar robot "Vilma", as a tool for interaction between the elderly and their caregivers, with the intention to promoting quality of life. Action research, developed at the Health Care Center of the Elderly and its Caregivers (CASIC/UFF), Niterói, RJ, Brazil. Approval of the Ethics and Research Committee of EEAN/UFRJ (Plataforma Brasil) - under the number: 36876114.6.0000.5238. Participants: 28 caregivers, both formal and informal. Developed application by the design science method, suitable to the science of computing and health, for being compatible with activities related to support mental health and quality of life of the elderly, as a continuous operational support to the nurse, of a spiritual biopsychosocial nature. Use of the continuous operational support application as a tool to prevent depression, and the impacts of this pathology on quality of life. It was concluded that the research product tool was considered relevant by the participants for the teaching-learning process, in the search for mental health, self-realization, self-esteem and quality of life.
Nursing, Elderly, Caregiver, Educational Technology
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Renata Jabour Saraiva, Geilsa Soraia Cavalcanti Valente, Selma Petra Chaves Sá, Ann Mary Machado Tinoco Feitosa Rosas, Caroliny dos Santos Guimarães da Fonseca, Luiz Felipe Ribeiro, Ermelinda Maria Bernardo Gonçalves Marques, Design Science Applied to the Virtual Support Method of the Nurse to Promote Mental Health for the Elderly and Their Caregivers, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2018, pp. 58-62. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20180702.13
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