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MORAES, Késia Marques et al. Companheirismo e sexualidade de casais na melhor idade: cuidando do casal idosoThe beauty of companionship and sexuality for couples in the best age: caring for elderly couple. Rev. Bras. Geriatr. Gerontol. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.4, pp. 787-798. ISSN 1809-9823.

It is a case study with a qualitative approach, supported in the Phenomenology, which aimed to understand how the elderly couple experience their sexuality, seeing the search for new perspectives of care from the Care Transpersonal Theory of Jean Watson. The study included three elderly couples, belonging to the Group of the Third Age Ageing with Joy, in Padre Palhano district, in the city of Sobral / Ceará / Brazil. The study was conducted from May to July 2004, through a semi-structured interview and application of the Test of Eight Colors of Lüscher. We used content analysis proposed by Bardin. Given the variety of impressions gained in the research, the results disclose important facets such as the existence of feelings of love, respect, complicity, but also a decrease in the pattern of sexual activity, and prejudice in relation to expressions of affection between gerontes and strengthening of bonding over the years.

Palavras-chave : Sexuality; Nursing care; Sexual Behavior; Affect.

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