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Supporting decision-making by a health promotion programme: experiences of persons ageing in the context of migration.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing. Karolinska institutet; Göteborgs universitet.
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 12, no 1, 1337459Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study is part of the Promoting Aging Migrants' Capabilities programme that applied person-centred group meetings and one individual home visit to prolong independence in daily activities among people ≥70 years who had migrated to Sweden from Finland or the Western Balkan region. With the purpose to understand programme outcomes, the study aimed to explore the participants' everyday experiences of using health-promoting messages exchanged during the programme. Using a grounded theory approach, 12 persons aged 70-83 years were interviewed six months to one year after their participation in the programme. The participants experienced how using health-promoting messages was a dynamic process of how to make decisions on taking action to satisfy health-related needs of oneself or others immediately or deferring action. Five sub-processes were also identified: gaining inner strength, meeting challenges in available resources, being attentive to what is worth knowing, approaching health risks, and identifying opportunities to advocate for others. The results suggest that the programme could develop personal skills to support older people who have migrated to overcome health-related challenges. They further demonstrate the importance of supporting their health literacy before personal resources hinder action, and call for research on programmes to overcome environmental barriers to health.

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2017. Vol. 12, no 1, 1337459
Keyword [en]
Health literacy, access and evaluation, ageing, emigrants and immigrants, group intervention, health care quality, person-centred approach
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Health Sciences
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Health and Welfare
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-25643DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2017.1337459ISI: 000404791100001PubMedID: 28639481OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-25643DiVA: diva2:1128394
Available from: 2017-07-25 Created: 2017-07-25 Last updated: 2017-07-31Bibliographically approved

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