Older peoples' lived experiences after hip fracture: Knowledge-transfer of changes in wellbeing

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Older people's hip fracture (HF) may occur due to osteoporosis, impaired balance or other health problems. For the individual, the experience of changes in wellbeing and/or changes in a recent active everyday-life; new health problems such as dependency, pain and a fear of falling may add to the load of wellbeing-challenges after HF. Evidence-based knowledge in order to address the wellbeing of older people and the challenges they meet in changing times after HF is needed for professionals.
To explore the support older people with HF may need to optimize their wellbeing during changes in their daily life.
A PhD study is initiated conducting a systematic review; establishing a steering-group with hospital and community representatives in order to clarify organizational needs in a homecare setting; developing a phenomenological-hermeneutic study design guided by the philosophies of Heidegger and Gadamer to explore older people´s lived experiences through repeated interviews; and applying an existential framework of wellbeing where meaning and health can be understood as a balancing of mobility and dwelling.
The systematic review reveals older peoples´ worries when striving for wellbeing in an active daily life after HF; steering-group meetings clarify clinical questions regarding functional ability after HF. This knowledge is the basis for developing the interview guide used when interviewing 13 at-home-living older people with limited functional ability prior to the fracture; and for planning the data-analysis through 5-steps of meaning condensation.
Older people´s lived experiences of being active after HF are being explored and results are transferred to professionals aiming at evidence utilization to develop interventions that empathically and respectfully support older peoples´ wellbeing in activity in changing times after HF.
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedWellbeing and caring in changing times - Nord University, Bodø, Norge
Varighed: 20 apr. 201721 apr. 2017


KonferenceWellbeing and caring in changing times
LokationNord University

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