Äldres vardag i hemmiljö i ett aktivitetsperspektiv: En litteraturstudie om betydelse av tillgänglighet och uppfattning av delaktighet
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Purpose: From an activity-perspective examine the meaning of housing accessibility and older persons´ perception of participation. Method: Systematic literature review of articles searched in the databases, Medline, Pubmed, Ahmed, Cinahl, Scopus and Google Scholar. Search on individual keywords, and in various combinations of the words home environment, home modification, occupational therapy, aging, accessibility and participation. Nine scientific articles were examined. Results: The articles were published between 2005 and 2009. Housing accessibility is important for a better well-being and independence in daily activities of elderly persons. Older persons´ participation and perceived satisfaction with participation, become lower with reduced ability to perform daily activities. Conclusion: Interventions designed to increase accessibility in the home environment may be important for older persons´ well-being. Interventions should be preceded by careful assessment of what is important for the individual as older persons´ perception of participation are individual and change over time.Further knowledge on this subject is needed, particularly studies with participants in very old age and poor health.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 33 p.
Aged, occupational therapy, accessibility, participation and activities of daily living
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-150644OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-150644DiVA: diva2:408119