Two dimensions of participation in very old age and their relations to home and neighborhood environments

Haak, Maria, Fänge, Agneta, Horstmann, Vibeke and Iwarsson, Susanne (2008) Two dimensions of participation in very old age and their relations to home and neighborhood environments. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62 1: 77-86.

Author Haak, Maria
Fänge, Agneta
Horstmann, Vibeke
Iwarsson, Susanne
Title Two dimensions of participation in very old age and their relations to home and neighborhood environments
Journal name American Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0272-9490
1943-7676
Publication date 2008-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 62
Issue 1
Start page 77
End page 86
Total pages 10
Place of publication Bethesda, MD, United States
Publisher American Occupational Therapy Association
Language eng
Abstract This study aimed to capture and operationalize the concept of participation among people who are very old (age > 80) and to investigate whether and how aspects of housing and neighborhood environments relate to participation in very old age. Two dimensions of participation—performance-oriented participation and togetherness-oriented participation—emerged from an earlier qualitative study and were operationalized and validated in this study with quantitative variables. Both objective and perceived housing and neighborhood aspects were significantly related to, in particular, performance-oriented participation and, to a lesser extent, to togetherness-oriented participation. Most interventions in occupational therapy are accomplished within the home for very old people, but our results imply that there are potential interventions to accomplish on a societal level as well. In this respect, our study contributes to the knowledge in the field and has the potential to support the development of novel occupational therapy interventions targeting society at large.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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