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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161445
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Influence of Congregate Housing on Perceived Autonomy in Older Adults
Abstract:
Influence of Congregate Housing on Perceived Autonomy in Older Adults
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Hertz, Judith
Contact Address:SON, 42 Evergreen Drive,, Streamwood, IL, 60107, USA
Co-Authors:Catherine M. Nelson
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to present findings from interviews with older adults regarding perceptions of how living in congregate housing influences their Perceived Enactment of Autonomy (PEA). Theoretical Framework: The self-care model from Modeling and Role-Modeling nursing theory (Erickson, Tomlin, & Swain, 1988) provided the framework for this triangulated pilot study. Within the self-care model, PEA represents the potential for self-care action. It is a state of sensing and recognizing the ability to freely choose behaviors and courses of action on one’s own behalf and in accordance with one’s own needs and goals. This means choosing to act to meet needs for both dependence and independence either separately or simultaneously (Hertz, 1991, p. 15). PEA has three attributes: voluntariness, individuality, and self-direction. Participants: Four persons, three women and one man, over age 65 who lived in an apartment building for seniors were randomly selected for the interview from all persons who had completed five written self-report questionnaires. Methods: The 45-minute, tape-recorded interview was conducted in each participant’s apartment and then transcribed verbatim. A semi-structured interview guide was used to elicit perceptions regarding each of the PEA attributes. Data were analyzed using traditional thematic analysis (Miles & Huberman, 1994). Results: Three themes were identified that reflected the benefits of living in congregate housing and the influence of the living environment on PEA. The themes were: (a) mobilizing internal and external resources through choices; (b) needs and goals associated with living environments; and (c) achieving self-direction through environmental support. Conclusions: These findings have implications for promoting health in older adults through support of PEA. Directions for future research and theory development will also be discussed. AN: MN030201
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInfluence of Congregate Housing on Perceived Autonomy in Older Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161445-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Influence of Congregate Housing on Perceived Autonomy in Older Adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hertz, Judith</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 42 Evergreen Drive,, Streamwood, IL, 60107, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Catherine M. Nelson </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to present findings from interviews with older adults regarding perceptions of how living in congregate housing influences their Perceived Enactment of Autonomy (PEA). Theoretical Framework: The self-care model from Modeling and Role-Modeling nursing theory (Erickson, Tomlin, &amp; Swain, 1988) provided the framework for this triangulated pilot study. Within the self-care model, PEA represents the potential for self-care action. It is a state of sensing and recognizing the ability to freely choose behaviors and courses of action on one&rsquo;s own behalf and in accordance with one&rsquo;s own needs and goals. This means choosing to act to meet needs for both dependence and independence either separately or simultaneously (Hertz, 1991, p. 15). PEA has three attributes: voluntariness, individuality, and self-direction. Participants: Four persons, three women and one man, over age 65 who lived in an apartment building for seniors were randomly selected for the interview from all persons who had completed five written self-report questionnaires. Methods: The 45-minute, tape-recorded interview was conducted in each participant&rsquo;s apartment and then transcribed verbatim. A semi-structured interview guide was used to elicit perceptions regarding each of the PEA attributes. Data were analyzed using traditional thematic analysis (Miles &amp; Huberman, 1994). Results: Three themes were identified that reflected the benefits of living in congregate housing and the influence of the living environment on PEA. The themes were: (a) mobilizing internal and external resources through choices; (b) needs and goals associated with living environments; and (c) achieving self-direction through environmental support. Conclusions: These findings have implications for promoting health in older adults through support of PEA. Directions for future research and theory development will also be discussed. AN: MN030201</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:21:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:21:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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