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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166015
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceptions of Health in Elders
Author(s):
Faria, Sandra
Author Details:
Sandra Faria, DNS/DNSc/DSN, BSN Coordinator, Florida State University, School of Nursing, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, email: sfaria@mailer.fsu.edu
Abstract:
As the older adult population continues to increase, health promotion is a growing concern for health care professionals. An individual's perception of health plays a vital role in health teaching and health behaviors. The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore health as perceived by older adults. Interviews were conducted with approximately 30 elders to answer the questions: (A) "What does the term health status mean to you?", and (B) "Do you think you can control your health status?" A convenience sample of elders was obtained from various Elder Care Services programs in a city in the Southeastern United States. Content Analysis of the interview data to elicit recurrent themes was done. Elders described health as being able "to do and to go" as they desire. They revealed that they can control their health by having adequeate exercise and food, staying active, and by maintaining a positive attitude. Ability to maintain their independence was the primary factor described which influenced whether they perceived themselves to be in good health or poor health. These findings indicate that elders perceive independece as being vital to good health. Therefore, recommendations for clinical practice include utilization of interventions which promote independece as much as possible. Guidance and support of independece in elders is important in order to enable them to improve their health status.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
This 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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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerceptions of Health in Eldersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFaria, Sandraen_US
dc.author.detailsSandra Faria, DNS/DNSc/DSN, BSN Coordinator, Florida State University, School of Nursing, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, email: sfaria@mailer.fsu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166015-
dc.description.abstractAs the older adult population continues to increase, health promotion is a growing concern for health care professionals. An individual's perception of health plays a vital role in health teaching and health behaviors. The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore health as perceived by older adults. Interviews were conducted with approximately 30 elders to answer the questions: (A) "What does the term health status mean to you?", and (B) "Do you think you can control your health status?" A convenience sample of elders was obtained from various Elder Care Services programs in a city in the Southeastern United States. Content Analysis of the interview data to elicit recurrent themes was done. Elders described health as being able "to do and to go" as they desire. They revealed that they can control their health by having adequeate exercise and food, staying active, and by maintaining a positive attitude. Ability to maintain their independence was the primary factor described which influenced whether they perceived themselves to be in good health or poor health. These findings indicate that elders perceive independece as being vital to good health. Therefore, recommendations for clinical practice include utilization of interventions which promote independece as much as possible. Guidance and support of independece in elders is important in order to enable them to improve their health status.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:38:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:38:28Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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