dc.contributor.author Hocking, CS
dc.contributor.author Murphy, J
dc.contributor.author Reed, K
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-21T01:30:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-21T01:30:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2011-12-21
dc.identifier.citation British Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol.74(11), pp.509 - 516
dc.identifier.issn 0308-0226
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10292/3213
dc.description.abstract Aim: This exploratory study aimed to uncover the strategies that older adults employ to ameliorate the impact of impairments and barriers to participation. Method: Eight participants were interviewed in their own homes, in a town or city in New Zealand. Findings: Inductive analysis of data revealed four main categories of strategies: strategies to keep safe, to recruit and accept help, to meet social and biological needs (nutritional and medical), and to conserve financial, material and bodily resources. Discussion: The study supports some previous findings of strategies used by older people, and demonstrates that enquiring into the strategies that older people devise and adopt into their own lives is a productive line of inquiry. The strategies described differ from those that occupational therapists recommend, and do not incorporate public health messages about the benefits of physical activity or recommendations about falls prevention. Conclusion: The findings suggest that asking older clients about the strategies that they use will uncover valuable information for therapists giving advice or issuing equipment to help older adults to manage in the community.
dc.language English
dc.publisher College of Occupational Therapists
dc.publisher AUT University
dc.relation.uri http://www.cot.co.uk/british-journal-bjot/british-journal-occupational-therapy
dc.rights © Copyright 2011 College of Occupational Therapists. No part of the British Journal of Occupational Therapy may be reproduced in any material form (including photocopying, storing in any medium by electronic means or transmitting) without the written permission of the copyright owner, except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or under terms of a licence issued by: Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd.
dc.subject Older adults; Strategies, safety; Qualitative descriptive study
dc.title Strategies older New Zealanders use to participate in day-to-day occupations
dc.type Journal Article
dc.rights.accessrights OpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi 10.4276/030802211X13204135680820

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