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Everyday activities and social contacts among older deaf sign language users: relationships to health and well-being.

Werngren-Elgström, Monica LU ; Brandt, Åse LU and Iwarsson, Susanne LU (2006) In Occupational Therapy International 13(4). p.23-207
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to describe the everyday activities and social contacts among older deaf sign language users, and to investigate relationships between these phenomena and the health and well-being within this group. The study population comprised deaf sign language users, 65 years or older, in Sweden. Data collection was based on interviews in sign language, including open-ended questions covering everyday activities and social contacts as well as self-rated instruments measuring aspects of health and subjective well-being. The results demonstrated that the group of participants was homogeneous in their productive and leisure activities, regardless of gender and age. The number of productive activities was related to all... (More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the everyday activities and social contacts among older deaf sign language users, and to investigate relationships between these phenomena and the health and well-being within this group. The study population comprised deaf sign language users, 65 years or older, in Sweden. Data collection was based on interviews in sign language, including open-ended questions covering everyday activities and social contacts as well as self-rated instruments measuring aspects of health and subjective well-being. The results demonstrated that the group of participants was homogeneous in their productive and leisure activities, regardless of gender and age. The number of productive activities was related to all aspects of health, while the number of leisure activities was related to perceived health and subjective well-being. No significant relationship was found between aspects of health and subjective well-being and the frequency of social contacts with family/relatives or visiting the deaf club and meeting friends. It is concluded that the variety of activities at the deaf clubs are important for the subjective well-being of older deaf sign language users. Further research should investigate the importance and perceived value of the various activities at the deaf clubs. When evaluating the results of this study, the fact that the total number of participants was small, and the dropout rate was high, has to be borne in mind. (Less)
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Aged, Female, Health Status, Hearing Impaired Persons, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Leisure Activities, Life Style, Male, Questionnaires, Sign Language, Sweden
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Occupational Therapy International
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13
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4
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23 - 207
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Whurr Publishing
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  • scopus:34447618420
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1557-0703
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10.1002/oti.218
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Quality of life among older deaf sign language users
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English
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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Occupational Therapy (Closed 2012) (013025000)
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to describe the everyday activities and social contacts among older deaf sign language users, and to investigate relationships between these phenomena and the health and well-being within this group. The study population comprised deaf sign language users, 65 years or older, in Sweden. Data collection was based on interviews in sign language, including open-ended questions covering everyday activities and social contacts as well as self-rated instruments measuring aspects of health and subjective well-being. The results demonstrated that the group of participants was homogeneous in their productive and leisure activities, regardless of gender and age. The number of productive activities was related to all aspects of health, while the number of leisure activities was related to perceived health and subjective well-being. No significant relationship was found between aspects of health and subjective well-being and the frequency of social contacts with family/relatives or visiting the deaf club and meeting friends. It is concluded that the variety of activities at the deaf clubs are important for the subjective well-being of older deaf sign language users. Further research should investigate the importance and perceived value of the various activities at the deaf clubs. When evaluating the results of this study, the fact that the total number of participants was small, and the dropout rate was high, has to be borne in mind.},
  author       = {Werngren-Elgström, Monica and Brandt, Åse and Iwarsson, Susanne},
  issn         = {1557-0703},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {23--207},
  publisher    = {Whurr Publishing},
  series       = {Occupational Therapy International},
  title        = {Everyday activities and social contacts among older deaf sign language users: relationships to health and well-being.},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/files/2895560/626072.pdf},
  doi          = {10.1002/oti.218},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2006},
}