Ability for self-care among home dwelling elderly people in a health district in Sweden
2000 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Studies, ISSN 0020-7489, Vol. 37, no 4, 361-368 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to describe the ability for self-care among home dwelling elderly in the community in a health district in western Sweden. Two self-report instruments plus a number of self-care related questions were distributed by mail to an age stratified random sample and finally completed by a total of 125 subjects. Bivariate and multivariate statistical methods were used in the analyses. The results showed that self-care ability and self-care agency decreased for respondents 75 + years of age. Self-care ability was predicted by three productive means for self-care and four risk factors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 37, no 4, 361-368 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26870Local ID: 11491OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26870DiVA: diva2:247420