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THE USE OF BIKEAROUND AND IMPACT ON WELL-BEING IN OLDER PEOPLE LIVING IN A NURSING HOME: EXPERIENCES OF THE NURSING STAFF
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2020 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aims: The thesis aimed to describe the utilization of BikeAround and its impact on health and wellbeing in older people living in a nursing home. Methods: Six nursing staff were interviewed by phone or skype, in line with an interview guide. The transcribed interviews analyzed with qualitative content analysis. Results: The results showed three categories and ten sub-categories. The first category, Utilization of BikeAround covered that BikeAround was limited utilized and that the utilization may be dependent on older people s awareness, nursing staff s ability, and the environment in a nursing home. The second category, BikeAround impact on health, the limited impact on health and impact on physical, mental, and social health in older people. The third category, BikeAround impact on well-being, contained a broad impact on well-being, impact on well-being by using BikeAround, and the impact on well-being beyond using BikeAround. It was clear that, according to the respondents of nursing staff, the use of BikeAround in Sweden nursing home was decreasing by older people willingness and awareness. It appeared that the utilization of BikeAround has a limited impact on health and well-being in older people daily life, and both exist positive and negative impacts. It was also cleared that for BikeAround side effects like dizziness and tiredness related to VR-sickness which also reducing the utilization and have fewer good impacts on the health and well-being of older people. Conclusions: The results indicate that the use of BikeAround in assisting the early rehabilitation of dementia in older people has been better achieved in nursing homes in Sweden, but older people have been less using BikeAround subjectively. BikeAround usage seems to be gradually decreasing. Limited impact on the health and well-being of the older people, manifested in mental health and well-being. Different side effects may prevent older people from continuing to use BikeAround. Improvements in BikeAround can start from technology and use the process to form an overall BikeAround development strategy. These experiences can be taken into consideration to improve the BikeAround technology and use process, and enhance the utilization of BikeAround. Further application of the improvements makes utilization of BikeAround improved and it can effectively improve the health and well-being of older people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 72
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Halmstad University Dissertations
Keywords [en]
BikeAround, elderly care, health and well-being, nursing home, older people
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41722OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-41722DiVA, id: diva2:1404144
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Health and lifestyle
Educational program
Master's Programme in Nordic Welfare, 60 credits
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2019-06-04, Halmstad, 13:02 (English)
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Available from: 2020-01-20 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2020-03-16Bibliographically approved

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