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Home as the locus and origin for participation: Experiences among very old Swedish people

Haak, Maria LU ; Dahlin-Ivanoff, Synneve LU ; Malmgren Fänge, Agneta LU ; Sixsmith, Judith and Iwarsson, Susanne LU (2007) In OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health 27(3). p.95-103
Abstract
Using a grounded theory perspective, this article focuses on experiences of participation in relation to home among very old people who are living alone. Eight people selected from the larger ENABLE-AGE Project were interviewed. Data analysis identified the core category as "home as the locus and origin for participation" with two main categories ("performance-oriented participation" and "togetherness-oriented participation"). The findings indicate that the home is the origin for participation both out of the home and within the home. However, as older people's health declines, the home becomes the explicit locus for participation. Participation successively changes from taking part in more physically demanding activities out of the home... (More)
Using a grounded theory perspective, this article focuses on experiences of participation in relation to home among very old people who are living alone. Eight people selected from the larger ENABLE-AGE Project were interviewed. Data analysis identified the core category as "home as the locus and origin for participation" with two main categories ("performance-oriented participation" and "togetherness-oriented participation"). The findings indicate that the home is the origin for participation both out of the home and within the home. However, as older people's health declines, the home becomes the explicit locus for participation. Participation successively changes from taking part in more physically demanding activities out of the home to participation by means of watching others from within the home (i.e., by being a spectator). In appreciating self-defined goals for a meaningful life, thus enabling the experience of participation in very old age (age 80 to 89 years), this study contributes to the knowledge about relationships between participation and home in very old age. (Less)
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OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health
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Slack Inc
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1539-4492
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Home, Health and Disability along the Process of Ageing
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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), The Vårdal Institute (016540000)
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  abstract     = {Using a grounded theory perspective, this article focuses on experiences of participation in relation to home among very old people who are living alone. Eight people selected from the larger ENABLE-AGE Project were interviewed. Data analysis identified the core category as "home as the locus and origin for participation" with two main categories ("performance-oriented participation" and "togetherness-oriented participation"). The findings indicate that the home is the origin for participation both out of the home and within the home. However, as older people's health declines, the home becomes the explicit locus for participation. Participation successively changes from taking part in more physically demanding activities out of the home to participation by means of watching others from within the home (i.e., by being a spectator). In appreciating self-defined goals for a meaningful life, thus enabling the experience of participation in very old age (age 80 to 89 years), this study contributes to the knowledge about relationships between participation and home in very old age.},
  author       = {Haak, Maria and Dahlin-Ivanoff, Synneve and Malmgren Fänge, Agneta and Sixsmith, Judith and Iwarsson, Susanne},
  issn         = {1539-4492},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {95--103},
  publisher    = {Slack Inc},
  series       = {OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health},
  title        = {Home as the locus and origin for participation: Experiences among very old Swedish people},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2007},
}