Self-care program for older community-dwellers: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Tan, Khoon-Kiat, Chan, Sally Wai-Chi and Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Katri (2014) Self-care program for older community-dwellers: protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 5 4: 145-155. doi:10.15452/CEJNM.2014.05.0010

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Author Tan, Khoon-Kiat
Chan, Sally Wai-Chi
Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Katri
Title Self-care program for older community-dwellers: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Journal name Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2336-3517
Publication date 2014-12
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.15452/CEJNM.2014.05.0010
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 145
End page 155
Total pages 11
Place of publication Ostrava-Zábřeh, Czech Republic
Publisher University of Ostrava Faculty of Medicine
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aim: To report a trial protocol to determine if a self-care program enhances quality of life and sense of coherence in community-dwellers aged 65 years or over.
Background: As the population around the world ages, society needs to help older people remain healthy and continue to enjoy good quality of life. A well-structured self-care program can direct limited resources to effective use.
Design: A randomized controlled trial with a two-group pretest and posttest will be conducted in a community activity center involving a sample of 64 community-dwellers who are 65 years or over.
Methods: The intervention group will receive Resource Enhancement and Activation Program, a structured 12-week self-care program comprising 24 activities based on a salutogenic framework. The control group will receive the routine service. Both outcome and process evaluations will be used. Outcomes will be measured using standardized tools and these include quality of life, sense of coherence, satisfaction with life, activation measure, well-being, depression, loneliness and resilience. Focus group interviews will be conducted to explore participants’ views on the program.
Conclusion: This study will provide evidence on the feasibility and effectiveness of a self-care program that is based on a salutogenic framework to promote quality of life and sense of coherence among older community-dwellers.
Keyword Older people
Quality of life
Randomized controlled trial
Resilience
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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