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Multi-professional and multi-dimensional group education - a key to action in elderly persons

Behm, Lina LU ; Zidén, Lena LU ; Duner, Anna; Falk, Kristin and Dahlin-Ivanoff, Synneve LU (2013) In Disability and Rehabilitation 35(5). p.427-435
Abstract
Purpose: This study was intended to evaluate a multi-professional health-promoting and disease-preventive intervention organized as multi-professional senior group meetings, which addressed home-dwelling, independently living, cognitively intact elderly persons (80 +/-), by exploring the participants' experiences of the intervention. Method: The focus group methodology was used to interview a total of 20 participants. The informants had participated in four multi-professional senior group meetings at which information about the ageing process and preventive strategies for enhancing health were discussed. Results: The overall finding was that the elderly persons involved in the intervention lived in the present, but that the supportive... (More)
Purpose: This study was intended to evaluate a multi-professional health-promoting and disease-preventive intervention organized as multi-professional senior group meetings, which addressed home-dwelling, independently living, cognitively intact elderly persons (80 +/-), by exploring the participants' experiences of the intervention. Method: The focus group methodology was used to interview a total of 20 participants. The informants had participated in four multi-professional senior group meetings at which information about the ageing process and preventive strategies for enhancing health were discussed. Results: The overall finding was that the elderly persons involved in the intervention lived in the present, but that the supportive environment together with learning a preventive approach contributed to the participants' experiencing the senior meetings as a key to action. Conclusions: Elderly persons who are independent may have difficulty accepting information about preventing risks to health. However, group education with a multi-professional approach may be a successful model for achieving an exchange of knowledge, which may possibly empower the participants, give them role models, the opportunity to learn from each other and a sense of sharing problems with people in similar circumstances. (Less)
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Elderly persons, health promotion, disease prevention, group education, multi-professional
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Disability and Rehabilitation
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35
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5
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427 - 435
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Taylor & Francis
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0963-8288
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10.3109/09638288.2012.697249
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English
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  author       = {Behm, Lina and Zidén, Lena and Duner, Anna and Falk, Kristin and Dahlin-Ivanoff, Synneve},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {427--435},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Disability and Rehabilitation},
  title        = {Multi-professional and multi-dimensional group education - a key to action in elderly persons},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2012.697249},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2013},
}