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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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ALARCON-RIVEROS, Mari  and  TRONCOSO-PANTOJA, Claudia. Psychological well-being in elderly people in southern Chile. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2020, vol.43, n.2, pp.-. ISSN 1012-2966.

Objective: interprete the perception of psychological well-being possessed by the elderly in a commune of the Bío-Bio Region of Chile. Methods: the qualitative paradigm with a phenomenological orientation was used. The sampling was non-probabilistic for convenience through theoretical saturation. The included subjects met the eligibility criteria and signed informed consent. The information gathering was carried out through a semi-structured interview that based their questions on the Multidimensional Model of Well-being. The results were coded and analyzed through content analysis. Results: the surveyed elderly people have a high degree of psychological well -being. The main source of psychological well-being is relational, the family and its closest environment. The evaluation carried out by the elderly person, in the present, involves the conditions in which they develop and the ways in which they faced situations of emotional demand during life. Conclusions: a high level of psychological well-being is identified in the studied population.

Keywords : health mental; older people; qualitative research.

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