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Self-Care Among Older Adults

  • Barbara A. Morrongiello (a1) and Benjamin H. Gottlieb (a1)
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  • Published online: 29 November 2010

This review and synthesis of the literature on the topic of self-care among older adults defines the construct in terms of preventive behaviours and responses to illness that are performed by lay people on their own behalf. After placing self-care in a historical context, theoretical perspectives and key findings concerning its incidence, correlates, and barriers are reviewed. This is followed by a review of the process and outcomes of interventions designed to promote self-care. The paper concludes with recommendations for future research, policy, and practice.


Cette synthèse de la documentation sur les soins personnels chez les personnes ^gées définit le concept en termes des comportements préventifs et des réponses à la maladie adoptés par les profanes à leur propre bénéfice. Après avoir placé les soins personnels dans leur contexte historique, l'auteur examine les perspectives théoriques et les principales constatations sur son incidence ainsi que les corrélats et les barrières. Cet examen est suivi d'une revue du processus et des résultats des interventions destinées à promouvoir les soins personnels. L'auteur termine en présentant des recommandations en vue du développement de la recherche, des politiques et de la pratique.

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