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Exploration of subjective well-being and dependence in daily activities at the beginning of the geriatric rehabilitation process: a challenge to traditional goal-setting and evaluation procedures?

Nygren, Carita LU ; Iwarsson, Susanne LU and Dehlin, Ove LU (2000) In Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 30(3). p.173-184
Abstract
The objectives of this study were to describe a population of elderly patients at the beginning of their rehabilitation period as regards subjective well-being and dependence in activities of daily living (ADL). In a Swedish rural county 244 patients aged 65+ who had begun rehabilitation within the last month were targeted. One part of the self-administered Goteborg Quality of Life Instrument and a revised version of the ADL Staircase were used. No correlation was found between subjective well-being and ADL dependence. However, significant correlations between ADL dependence and separate subjective well-being items were found in three out of 17, i.e. the items 'energy', 'leisure', and 'sense of significance and appreciation outside home'.... (More)
The objectives of this study were to describe a population of elderly patients at the beginning of their rehabilitation period as regards subjective well-being and dependence in activities of daily living (ADL). In a Swedish rural county 244 patients aged 65+ who had begun rehabilitation within the last month were targeted. One part of the self-administered Goteborg Quality of Life Instrument and a revised version of the ADL Staircase were used. No correlation was found between subjective well-being and ADL dependence. However, significant correlations between ADL dependence and separate subjective well-being items were found in three out of 17, i.e. the items 'energy', 'leisure', and 'sense of significance and appreciation outside home'. Overall subjective well-being did not show any gender differences, but significant gender differences due to the distribution of scores was shown; females scored the items 'health', 'sleeping', and 'economy' as bad to a larger extent than males. Males were significantly more dependent than females in three out of nine ADL: 'going to the toilet', 'dressing', and 'cooking'. Additional knowledge of subjective well-being and ADL dependence at the beginning of the rehabilitation process challenges the traditional goal-setting and evaluation procedures of geriatric rehabilitation services. (Less)
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Gender, Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Quality of life, Activities of daily living (ADL)
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Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
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30
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3
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173 - 184
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Elsevier
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1872-6976
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10.1016/S0167-4943(00)00055-8
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English
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  abstract     = {The objectives of this study were to describe a population of elderly patients at the beginning of their rehabilitation period as regards subjective well-being and dependence in activities of daily living (ADL). In a Swedish rural county 244 patients aged 65+ who had begun rehabilitation within the last month were targeted. One part of the self-administered Goteborg Quality of Life Instrument and a revised version of the ADL Staircase were used. No correlation was found between subjective well-being and ADL dependence. However, significant correlations between ADL dependence and separate subjective well-being items were found in three out of 17, i.e. the items 'energy', 'leisure', and 'sense of significance and appreciation outside home'. Overall subjective well-being did not show any gender differences, but significant gender differences due to the distribution of scores was shown; females scored the items 'health', 'sleeping', and 'economy' as bad to a larger extent than males. Males were significantly more dependent than females in three out of nine ADL: 'going to the toilet', 'dressing', and 'cooking'. Additional knowledge of subjective well-being and ADL dependence at the beginning of the rehabilitation process challenges the traditional goal-setting and evaluation procedures of geriatric rehabilitation services.},
  author       = {Nygren, Carita and Iwarsson, Susanne and Dehlin, Ove},
  issn         = {1872-6976},
  keyword      = {Gender,Rehabilitation,Geriatrics,Quality of life,Activities of daily living (ADL)},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {173--184},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics},
  title        = {Exploration of subjective well-being and dependence in daily activities at the beginning of the geriatric rehabilitation process: a challenge to traditional goal-setting and evaluation procedures?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-4943(00)00055-8},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2000},
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