publication . Article . 2016

Older peoples experiences involving the decision to transition to an aged care home

Zamanzadeh Vahid; Pakpour Vahid; Rahmani Azad; Lorraine Chenoweth Lynnette; Mohammadi Eesa;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2016 Journal: International Journal of Medical Research and Health Sciences (issn: 2319-5886, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sumathi Publications
Abstract
The decision to relocate to an aged care home can is important change in older adults live but little attention has been paid to their experiences of this decision. The study explored older people’s experiences involving the decision to transition to an aged care home. Data were obtained via semi-structured interviews with 17 participants, which were content analyzed. Results: Transition motives, ambiguity, participation in decision making and decision making meaning were four themes extracted through data analysis. Conclusions: In the main, the decision to transition to an aged care home had been made without the older person’s participation. In addition, due t...
Subjects
free text keywords: aged care homes, decision making, Iran, older people, qualitative research, Medicine, R, Medicine (General), R5-920
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