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Occupational well-being among the very old
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Population Studies (CPS). (Ageing and Living Conditions Programme (ALC))
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR). (Paths to healthy and active ageing (Phactum))ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8758-5704
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Population Studies (CPS). Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies. (Ageing and Living Conditions Programme (ALC))
2012 (English)In: Journal of Occupational Science, ISSN 1442-7591, E-ISSN 2158-1576, Vol. 19, no 2, 115-126 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Limited knowledge is available on how very old people orchestrate and carry out their occupational life to achieve a sense of occupational well-being.

Study objectives: To highlight very old persons’ ways of describing and discussing their occupational engagement in relation to a sense of occupational well-being.

Methods: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 48 men and women between 90 and 98 years of age in their urban homes. Data were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

Results: The results show that occupational engagement in relation to the surrounding world and occupational engagement unconstrained by space and time were important in achieving occupational well-being. The surrounding world involves having contact with family, friends, and society as well as living up to a shared norm of being independent. Unconstrained by space and time includes thinking, planning and creating a narrative of life based on the past, present and future.

Limitations: The present study contributes to the body of knowledge focusing on occupational engagement and how it is linked to health through occupational well-being among older people, however; it is not known to what degree the respondents were experiencing healthy ageing.

Recommendations: Future studies should further develop the understanding of doing in relation to being among older people.

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Taylor & Francis, 2012. Vol. 19, no 2, 115-126 p.
Keyword [en]
Quality of life, Nonagenarians, Aged 80 and over, Human activities
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Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37869DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2011.595894OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-37869DiVA: diva2:370724
Available from: 2010-11-17 Created: 2010-11-17 Last updated: 2017-05-11

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