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Negotiating Control : From Recognizing a Need to Making a Decision to Apply for a Housing Adaptation

Ekstam, Lisa LU ; Fänge, Agneta Malmgren LU and Carlsson, Gunilla LU (2016) In Journal of Housing for the Elderly 30(4). p.345-359
Abstract

A housing adaptation (HA) can enable independent living in one's own home, but deciding to change the home environment can be a thought-provoking matter. The aim of this study was to explore the applicant's perspective and decision-making process when applying for an HA grant. Seventeen persons were interviewed about their application for such a grant, and the data were analyzed using a constant comparative approach. The findings illustrated how the participants negotiated control in their everyday lives as they went from recognizing a need to then deciding to apply for an HA grant. Before coming to a decision, alternative solutions were considered and their expectations on the effect of having an HA were explored. This knowledge is... (More)

A housing adaptation (HA) can enable independent living in one's own home, but deciding to change the home environment can be a thought-provoking matter. The aim of this study was to explore the applicant's perspective and decision-making process when applying for an HA grant. Seventeen persons were interviewed about their application for such a grant, and the data were analyzed using a constant comparative approach. The findings illustrated how the participants negotiated control in their everyday lives as they went from recognizing a need to then deciding to apply for an HA grant. Before coming to a decision, alternative solutions were considered and their expectations on the effect of having an HA were explored. This knowledge is useful for professionals and caregivers to help support people during the HA decision-making process.

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activity, disability, home, modification, Qualitative
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Journal of Housing for the Elderly
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30
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4
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15 pages
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Haworth Press
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0276-3893
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10.1080/02763893.2016.1224788
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English
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  author       = {Ekstam, Lisa and Fänge, Agneta Malmgren and Carlsson, Gunilla},
  issn         = {0276-3893},
  keyword      = {activity,disability,home,modification,Qualitative},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {345--359},
  publisher    = {Haworth Press},
  series       = {Journal of Housing for the Elderly},
  title        = {Negotiating Control : From Recognizing a Need to Making a Decision to Apply for a Housing Adaptation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02763893.2016.1224788},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2016},
}