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Ensamhet på särskilt boende (Säbo).: En kvalitativ intervjustudie.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Experience of loneliness in residential care. (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Involuntary loneliness has adverse effects on the physical and mental health of the elderly. Few interview studies have investigated older people's experience of loneliness in residential care.

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to highlight thoughts about loneliness in individuals 70 years or older, living at nursing homes and their experience of loneliness related to the accommodation.

Method: The study design was qualitative with an inductive approach. Semistructured interviews with 13 individuals 70-98 years old, was performed. The text was analyzed  and interpreted using qualitative content analysis.

Result:  Five categories emerged; The move to the nursing home linked to loneliness, Individual aspects of loneliness, Loneliness and aging body, Significance of social factors for loneliness and Individual strategies to deal with loneliness.           

Conclusion: Some older people were bothered by loneliness and asked for an increased community, in the context of meal, in the form of  group activities. It was common for the elderly with increasing age not to participate in all activities and instead chose to be for themselves, usually in a positive loneliness (solitude).

Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Ofrivillig ensamhet har skadliga effekter på äldres fysiska och psykiska hälsa. Få intervjustudier har undersökt äldres upplevelse av ensamhet på särskilt boende (Säbo).

Syfte: Syftet med studien var att belysa tankar om ensamhet hos individer över 70 år, på särskilt boende (Säbo) samt deras upplevelse av ensamhet relaterat till boendet.

Metod: Studiedesignen var kvalitativ med en induktiv ansats. Semistrukturerade intervjuer med intervjuguide med 13 individer 70-98 år, genomfördes. Texten analyserades och tolkades med kvalitativ innehållsanalys.

Resultat: Fem huvudkategorier framkom; Flytten till Säbo kopplat till ensamhet, Individuella aspekter av ensamhet, Ensamhet och den åldrande kroppen, Betydelsen av sociala kontakter för upplevelsen av ensamhet samt Individuella strategier att hantera ensamhet.                                                                                                                            Slutsats: En del äldre besvärades av ensamhet och efterfrågade en ökad gemenskap i samband med måltid, i form av gemensamma aktiviteter i grupp. Det var vanligt att de äldre med stigande ålder inte deltog i alla aktiviteter och istället valde att vara för sig själva, i en positiv ensamhet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 38
Keywords [en]
Loneliness, solitude, elderly, nursing home, activities, gerotranscendens
Keywords [sv]
Ensamhet, självvald ensamhet, äldre, särskilt boende, aktiviteter, gerotranscendens
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Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69682OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-69682DiVA, id: diva2:1172683
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Vårdvetenskap
Educational program
Specialist Nursing Programme, Elderly Care, 60 credits
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Available from: 2018-01-31 Created: 2018-01-10 Last updated: 2018-01-31Bibliographically approved

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