Identifying older people in need using action research.
An ageing population has implications for community-based health promotion and disease prevention.
There is concern about older people who do not fit into existing programmes and services yet need minimal support to maintain independence.
A study was designed to develop approaches to gain access to this hard to reach population, assess needs and design and test interventions to integrate them into the community.
The study, informed by theories of health promotion and social support, used action research methods.
Participant observation documented in field notes, together with case notes and clinical assessments, provided a rich source of qualitative and quantitative data.
This article discusses the needs assessment.
Over a 3-year period, public health nurses linked with community groups in a predominantly francophone, urban community to identify the target group..
Key characteristics of the target group included limitations with instrumental activities of daily living and low levels of social support combined with stressful life situations that challenged adaptation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Besoin, Evaluation, Support social, Promotion santé, Santé communautaire, Méthodologie, Personne âgée, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Recherche action
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Need, Evaluation, Social support, Health promotion, Community health, Methodology, Elderly, Human, Canada, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0147129
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 16/11/1999.