"Being able to do the things that I want to do": Older women with osteoporosis define health, quality of life, and well-being

Clarke, Laura Hurd, Liu-Ambrose, Teresa, Zyla, Jo-Ann, McKay, Heather and Khan, Karim (2005) "Being able to do the things that I want to do": Older women with osteoporosis define health, quality of life, and well-being. Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 29 4: 41-59. doi:10.1300/J016v29n04_03


Author Clarke, Laura Hurd
Liu-Ambrose, Teresa
Zyla, Jo-Ann
McKay, Heather
Khan, Karim
Title "Being able to do the things that I want to do": Older women with osteoporosis define health, quality of life, and well-being
Journal name Activities, Adaptation and Aging   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0192-4788
1544-4368
Publication date 2005-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1300/J016v29n04_03
Volume 29
Issue 4
Start page 41
End page 59
Total pages 19
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Haworth Press
Language eng
Subject 110601 Biomechanics
1103 Clinical Sciences
1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Formatted abstract
This study examined the meanings that older women aged 75 to 86 with osteoporosis attributed to health, quality of life, and well-being. The purpose of the research was to ascertain how the women defined these concepts within the context of their lived realities and in relation to their changing social and physical circumstances. The ability to engage in meaningful leisure activities was the foundation of the women's definitions of health, quality of life, and well-being. The data suggest that the ways in which women define health, quality of life, and well-being reflect Bury's (1988) concept of “meaning as consequence.”
Keyword Health
Quality of life
Well-being
Osteoporosis
Qualitative research
Older Women
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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