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Sist endret: 26. september 2013, 10:15
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2013
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2013

The meaning of actualization of self-care resources among a group of older home-dwelling people - A hermeneutic study

Bidragsytere:
  • Ulrika Söderhamn
  • Bjørg Dale og
  • Olle Söderhamn

Tidsskrift

International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
ISSN 1748-2623
e-ISSN 1748-2631
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2013
Volum: 8
Artikkelnummer: 20592
Open Access

Importkilder

Isi-ID: 000317964800001
Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84878912352

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Helsefag

Emneord

Aktivitet • Helse • Egenomsorg • Sense of coherence

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

The meaning of actualization of self-care resources among a group of older home-dwelling people - A hermeneutic study

Sammendrag

Self-care is an activity of mature persons who have developed their abilities to take care of themselves. Individuals can choose to actualise their self-care abilities into self-care activities to maintain, restore or improve health and well-being. It is of importance to understand the meaning of the actualisation of self-care resources among older people. The aim of this study was to investigate the meaning of the actualisation of self-care resources, i.e. actions taken to improve, maintain or restore health and well-being, among a group of older home-dwelling individuals with a high sense of coherence. The design of this study was to reanalyse narratives revealing self-care activities from 11 (five females and six males) Norwegian older home-dwelling people (65 years or older) identified as having a high sense of coherence. In order to reveal the meaning and get an understanding of why these self-care resources were realised or actualised, a Gadamerian-based research method was chosen. The analysis revealed four themes that showed the meaning of actualisation of self-care resources in the study group: “Desire to carry on”, “Be of use to others”, “Self-realisation” and “Confidence to manage in the future”. The findings showed what older people found meaningful to strive for and this information can be used as a guide for health professionals when supporting older people in their self-care. Older people with self-care resources can also be an important resource for others in need of social contact and practical help. These resources have to be asked for in voluntary work among older people in need of help and, thereby, can be a valuable supplement to the community health care system.

Bidragsytere

Ulrika Söderhamn

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Senter for omsorgsforskning Sør ved Universitetet i Agder
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for helse- og sykepleievitenskap ved Universitetet i Agder

Bjørg Dale

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Senter for omsorgsforskning Sør ved Universitetet i Agder
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for helse- og sykepleievitenskap ved Universitetet i Agder

Sven Olle Mårten Söderhamn

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Olle Söderhamn
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for helse- og sykepleievitenskap ved Universitetet i Agder
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Senter for omsorgsforskning Sør ved Universitetet i Agder
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