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LIVSTILLFREDSSTÄLLELSE HOS ÄLDRE, SÄRSKILT MED NEDSATT FUNKTIONSFÖRMÅGA SAMT INFORMELLA VÅRDARE I relation till hälsa, självkänsla, sociala och ekonomiska resurser i ett svenskt och europeiskt perspektiv

Borg, Christel LU (2005) In 2005:88
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I relation till hälsa, självkänsla, sociala och ekonomiska resurser i ett svenskt och europeiskt perspektiv.



Knowledge of factors contributing to life satisfaction among older people is needed, both in the context of those with



reduced self-care capacity and among healthy older people and those providing help to others. Such knowledge may be



helpful in developing primary and secondary interventions.



The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate life satisfaction and its relation to factors such as physical and mental



health and social and financial resources among people (60?89 years old) with and without reduced self-care capacity... (More)
I relation till hälsa, självkänsla, sociala och ekonomiska resurser i ett svenskt och europeiskt perspektiv.



Knowledge of factors contributing to life satisfaction among older people is needed, both in the context of those with



reduced self-care capacity and among healthy older people and those providing help to others. Such knowledge may be



helpful in developing primary and secondary interventions.



The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate life satisfaction and its relation to factors such as physical and mental



health and social and financial resources among people (60?89 years old) with and without reduced self-care capacity in



six European countries, and among informal caregivers (50?89 years old) in Sweden. The aim was further to investigate



the extent, need and type of support provided or desired among informal caregivers. This is part of the cross-national



European Study of Adults? Wellbeing (ESAW) including six European countries N=12 478 (the Netherlands,



Luxemburg, Italy, Austria, UK and Sweden). The Older Americans? Resources Schedule (OARS), Life Satisfaction



Index Z (LSIZ) and Rosenberg self-esteem scale were used. Study I comprised 522 people (65?89 years old) with



reduced self-care capacity, study II comprised 151 informal caregivers with a high caregiving extent, 392 with a low



caregiving extent and 1258 non-caregivers from the Swedish sample. In study III 2195 people with reduced self-care



countries. The data were analysed by descriptive and inferential statistics using non-parametric statistics, logistic and



linear regression.



Low life satisfaction (LSIZ) was related to higher age, being a woman, high degree of reduced self-care capacity, living



in special accommodations, feeling lonely and poor financial resources. Feeling lonely, reduced self-care capacity,



feeling worried, poor health and poor financial resources in relation to needs predicted low life satisfaction (Paper I).



Frequent caregivers with a high extent of caregiving had lower LSIZ than those with less frequent caregiving and noncaregivers,



while no differences were found between less frequent caregivers and non-care caregivers in LSIZ. Lower



LSIZ was associated with not being employed, low social resources, not refreshed after a night's sleep, poor health, and



frequent caregiving (Paper II). In paper III it was found that there were differences as well as similarities in factors



predicting LSIZ in that self-esteem and overall health were important in all countries among older people with reduced



self-care capacity and reduced self care capacity in three of six countries, whilst in paper IV four factors were found to be



common in all ESAW countries. The factors were social resources, financial resources, feeling greatly hindered by health



problems and low self-esteem. Factors of importance for life satisfaction thus seem to differ depending on the personal



situation and social and political system. These differences should be taken into account when outlining and providing



preventive, rehabilitative and support for these groups. (Less)
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  • Professor Kihlgren, Mona, Örebro Universitet
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Gerontologi, Gerontology, Cross-nationa, Informal caregivers, Reduced self-care capacity, Life satisfaction, Older people
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2005:88
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100 pages
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Grahns Tryckeri AB, Lund
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Hörsal 1, Vårdvetenskapens hus, Baravägen 3 i Lund.
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2005-10-28 13:00
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1652-8220
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91-85439-90-8
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Swedish
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  abstract     = {I relation till hälsa, självkänsla, sociala och ekonomiska resurser i ett svenskt och europeiskt perspektiv.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Knowledge of factors contributing to life satisfaction among older people is needed, both in the context of those with<br/><br>
<br/><br>
reduced self-care capacity and among healthy older people and those providing help to others. Such knowledge may be<br/><br>
<br/><br>
helpful in developing primary and secondary interventions.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate life satisfaction and its relation to factors such as physical and mental<br/><br>
<br/><br>
health and social and financial resources among people (60?89 years old) with and without reduced self-care capacity in<br/><br>
<br/><br>
six European countries, and among informal caregivers (50?89 years old) in Sweden. The aim was further to investigate<br/><br>
<br/><br>
the extent, need and type of support provided or desired among informal caregivers. This is part of the cross-national<br/><br>
<br/><br>
European Study of Adults? Wellbeing (ESAW) including six European countries N=12 478 (the Netherlands,<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Luxemburg, Italy, Austria, UK and Sweden). The Older Americans? Resources Schedule (OARS), Life Satisfaction<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Index Z (LSIZ) and Rosenberg self-esteem scale were used. Study I comprised 522 people (65?89 years old) with<br/><br>
<br/><br>
reduced self-care capacity, study II comprised 151 informal caregivers with a high caregiving extent, 392 with a low<br/><br>
<br/><br>
caregiving extent and 1258 non-caregivers from the Swedish sample. In study III 2195 people with reduced self-care<br/><br>
<br/><br>
countries. The data were analysed by descriptive and inferential statistics using non-parametric statistics, logistic and<br/><br>
<br/><br>
linear regression.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Low life satisfaction (LSIZ) was related to higher age, being a woman, high degree of reduced self-care capacity, living<br/><br>
<br/><br>
in special accommodations, feeling lonely and poor financial resources. Feeling lonely, reduced self-care capacity,<br/><br>
<br/><br>
feeling worried, poor health and poor financial resources in relation to needs predicted low life satisfaction (Paper I).<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Frequent caregivers with a high extent of caregiving had lower LSIZ than those with less frequent caregiving and noncaregivers,<br/><br>
<br/><br>
while no differences were found between less frequent caregivers and non-care caregivers in LSIZ. Lower<br/><br>
<br/><br>
LSIZ was associated with not being employed, low social resources, not refreshed after a night's sleep, poor health, and<br/><br>
<br/><br>
frequent caregiving (Paper II). In paper III it was found that there were differences as well as similarities in factors<br/><br>
<br/><br>
predicting LSIZ in that self-esteem and overall health were important in all countries among older people with reduced<br/><br>
<br/><br>
self-care capacity and reduced self care capacity in three of six countries, whilst in paper IV four factors were found to be<br/><br>
<br/><br>
common in all ESAW countries. The factors were social resources, financial resources, feeling greatly hindered by health<br/><br>
<br/><br>
problems and low self-esteem. Factors of importance for life satisfaction thus seem to differ depending on the personal<br/><br>
<br/><br>
situation and social and political system. These differences should be taken into account when outlining and providing<br/><br>
<br/><br>
preventive, rehabilitative and support for these groups.},
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  keyword      = {Gerontologi,Gerontology,Cross-nationa,Informal caregivers,Reduced self-care capacity,Life satisfaction,Older people},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {100},
  publisher    = {Grahns Tryckeri AB, Lund},
  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {2005:88},
  title        = {LIVSTILLFREDSSTÄLLELSE HOS ÄLDRE, SÄRSKILT MED NEDSATT FUNKTIONSFÖRMÅGA SAMT INFORMELLA VÅRDARE I relation till hälsa, självkänsla, sociala och ekonomiska resurser i ett svenskt och europeiskt perspektiv},
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