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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162210
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Older Adults' Perceptions of Strength and Weakness from the Perspective of Place
Author(s):
Rush, Kathy; Watts, Wilda; Stanbury, Janice
Author Details:
Kathy Rush, PhD, RN, Acting Dean, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, email: kathy.rush@ubc.ca; Wilda Watts; Janice Stanbury
Abstract:
Strength is an important resource for older adults, allowing them to maintain function and mobility, meet demanding daily activities, and prevent falls and frailty. As our population ages and many experience the progressive lost of skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia), declining strength is a growing public health concern and of great significance to nurses. Even as strength changes associated with aging threaten the ability of older adults to age-in-place, little is known about how place interacts in people's experiences of strength changes associated with aging. This paper reports findings from a qualitative study of older adults' perceptions of strength and weakness in their daily lives. Fifty six older adults living in rural and urban locations in a Western Canadian regional health authority, and who varied in age, functional status, and cultural background, participated in either a focus group or an individual interview. Data revealed that older adults' experiences and perceptions of strength and weakness related to both the macro and micro-environments in which they lived. These findings are interpreted according to major theoretical approaches within the field of environmental gerontology and are used to draw implications for nursing practice and research.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Research Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOlder Adults' Perceptions of Strength and Weakness from the Perspective of Placeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRush, Kathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWatts, Wildaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStanbury, Janiceen_US
dc.author.detailsKathy Rush, PhD, RN, Acting Dean, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, email: kathy.rush@ubc.ca; Wilda Watts; Janice Stanburyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162210-
dc.description.abstractStrength is an important resource for older adults, allowing them to maintain function and mobility, meet demanding daily activities, and prevent falls and frailty. As our population ages and many experience the progressive lost of skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia), declining strength is a growing public health concern and of great significance to nurses. Even as strength changes associated with aging threaten the ability of older adults to age-in-place, little is known about how place interacts in people's experiences of strength changes associated with aging. This paper reports findings from a qualitative study of older adults' perceptions of strength and weakness in their daily lives. Fifty six older adults living in rural and urban locations in a Western Canadian regional health authority, and who varied in age, functional status, and cultural background, participated in either a focus group or an individual interview. Data revealed that older adults' experiences and perceptions of strength and weakness related to both the macro and micro-environments in which they lived. These findings are interpreted according to major theoretical approaches within the field of environmental gerontology and are used to draw implications for nursing practice and research.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:58:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:58:56Z-
dc.conference.date2009-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationMoncton, New Brunswick, Canadaen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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