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Cohabitants’ perspective on housing adaptations: a piece of the puzzle

Granbom, Marianne LU ; Taei, Afsaneh and Ekstam, Lisa LU (2017) In Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 31(4). p.805-813
Abstract (Swedish)
As part of the Swedish state-funded healthcare system, housing adaptations are used to promote safe and independent living for disabled people in ordinary housing through the elimination of physical environmental barriers in the home. The aim of this study was to describe the cohabitants’ expectations and experiences of how a housing adaptation, intended for the partner, would impact their everyday life. In-depth interviews were conducted with cohabitants of nine people applying for a housing adaptation, initially at the time of the application and then again 3 months after the housing adaptation was installed. A longitudinal analysis was performed including analysis procedures from Grounded Theory. The findings revealed the expectations... (More)
As part of the Swedish state-funded healthcare system, housing adaptations are used to promote safe and independent living for disabled people in ordinary housing through the elimination of physical environmental barriers in the home. The aim of this study was to describe the cohabitants’ expectations and experiences of how a housing adaptation, intended for the partner, would impact their everyday life. In-depth interviews were conducted with cohabitants of nine people applying for a housing adaptation, initially at the time of the application and then again 3 months after the housing adaptation was installed. A longitudinal analysis was performed including analysis procedures from Grounded Theory. The findings revealed the expectations and experiences in four categories: partners’ activities and independence; cohabitants’ everyday activities and caregiving; couples’ shared recreational/leisure activities; and housing decisions. A core category putting the intervention into perspective was called ‘Housing adaptations – A piece of the puzzle’. From the cohabitants’ perspective, new insights on housing adaptations emerged, which are important to consider when planning and carrying out successful housing adaptations. (Less)
Abstract
As part of the Swedish state-funded healthcare system, housing adaptations are used to promote safe and independent living for disabled people in ordinary housing through the elimination of physical environmental barriers in the home. The aim of this study was to describe the cohabitants' expectations and experiences of how a housing adaptation, intended for the partner, would impact their everyday life. In-depth interviews were conducted with cohabitants of nine people applying for a housing adaptation, initially at the time of the application and then again 3 months after the housing adaptation was installed. A longitudinal analysis was performed including analysis procedures from Grounded Theory. The findings revealed the expectations... (More)
As part of the Swedish state-funded healthcare system, housing adaptations are used to promote safe and independent living for disabled people in ordinary housing through the elimination of physical environmental barriers in the home. The aim of this study was to describe the cohabitants' expectations and experiences of how a housing adaptation, intended for the partner, would impact their everyday life. In-depth interviews were conducted with cohabitants of nine people applying for a housing adaptation, initially at the time of the application and then again 3 months after the housing adaptation was installed. A longitudinal analysis was performed including analysis procedures from Grounded Theory. The findings revealed the expectations and experiences in four categories: partners' activities and independence; cohabitants' everyday activities and caregiving; couples' shared recreational/leisure activities; and housing decisions. A core category putting the intervention into perspective was called 'Housing adaptations - A piece of the puzzle'. From the cohabitants' perspective, new insights on housing adaptations emerged, which are important to consider when planning and carrying out successful housing adaptations. (Less)
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home modifications, ageing, disbaility, participation, spousal caregiving, occupational therapy, ADL
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Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
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31
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4
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805 - 813
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1471-6712
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10.1111/scs.12400
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English
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  author       = {Granbom, Marianne and Taei, Afsaneh and Ekstam, Lisa},
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  keyword      = {home modifications, ageing, disbaility, participation, spousal caregiving, occupational therapy, ADL},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {805--813},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences},
  title        = {Cohabitants’ perspective on housing adaptations: a piece of the puzzle},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/scs.12400},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2017},
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