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Approaches to self-care in late life

Qualitative Health Research

Author: Berman, R. L. H., Iris, M. A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998


Qualitative analysis of open-ended interviews regarding health beliefs explored ways of taking care of oneself among 50 older people in five communities of the Chicago (IL) metropolitan area. Although one approach to self-care dominated the narratives, most participants referred to more than one way to take care of themselves. Variations in approaches depended on setting or social context. Participants' approaches to self-care were also explained in terms of their perceptions of aging & their past experiences of themselves as self-carers.

Further Details

Pages: 224-236
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 18.3.03
Image: 3349165313care in late life.pdf
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1177/104973239800800206
Keywords: North America, older, health improvement, carer
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