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Multi-professional and multi-dimensional group education--a key to action in elderly persons.
University of Gothenburg.
University of Gothenburg.
University of Gothenburg.
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2013 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 35, no 5, p. 427-35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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2013. Vol. 35, no 5, p. 427-35
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-19062DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2012.697249PubMedID: 22804683OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-19062DiVA, id: diva2:1288845
Available from: 2019-02-14 Created: 2019-02-14 Last updated: 2019-03-05Bibliographically approved

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