publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Healthy Aging in Place: Perceptions of Rural Older Adults

Bacsu, Juanita; Jeffery, Bonnie; Abonyi, Sylvia; Johnson, Shanthi; Novik, Nuelle; Martz, Diane; Oosman, Sarah;
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  • Published: 25 Oct 2013 Journal: Educational Gerontology, volume 40, pages 327-337 (issn: 0360-1277, eissn: 1521-0472, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
To date, initiatives to support healthy aging in place have focused primarily on the views of policy makers, researchers, and health professionals. This article explored the meanings, experiences, and perceptions of healthy aging in place among rural older adults. Guided by a community-based participatory research approach, this study sheds light on the perspectives of rural seniors themselves. Through semistructured interviews with 40 rural older adults, the study found that rural older adults' conceptualization of healthy aging in place consisted of factors that policy makers and health professionals would not necessarily consider. In contrast to biomedical ap...
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Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: Education, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Conceptualization, Social relation, Gerontology, Situated, Nursing, Participatory action research, Aging in place, Psychological intervention, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychology
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Healthy Aging in Place: Perceptions of Rural Older Adults

Bacsu, Juanita; Jeffery, Bonnie; Abonyi, Sylvia; Johnson, Shanthi; Novik, Nuelle; Martz, Diane; Oosman, Sarah;