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dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T15:25:00Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T15:25:00Z
dc.date.issued2008-10-14
dc.identifier.citationWalsh, K., Waldmann, T. (2008) 'The influence of nursing home residency on the capacities of low-dependency older adults'. Ageing & Mental Health, 12 (5):528-535.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/3195
dc.description.abstractObjective: With the growing number of low-dependency older adults in long-stay care and the lack of categorisation of these institutions in the Republic of Ireland, it can be asked if such facilities are truly beneficial. This paper presents an explorative investigation of the influence of the nursing home environment on the capacities of low-dependency older adults.Method: The participants consisted of 50 community residents, as a control group, and 50 nursing home residents ranging in age from 65 to 95 years. The methodology was based on a triangulation of three data sources: a battery of cognitive, sensory, sensorimotor and psychological well-being assessments; a semi-structured participant interview; and an institutional questionnaire. Cluster analysis was then used to identify natural performance groupings within the assessment battery data.Results: There were two performance groupings within the dataset. Interestingly, two community residents were grouped with the majority of nursing home residents and six nursing home residents were grouped with the majority of community residents. The interpretation of the results was informed by the semi-structured interviews and the institutional questionnaires.Conclusion: Although causality cannot be attributed, findings indicate an association between the nursing home environment and the capacities of older adult residents.en_US
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dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
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dc.subjectOlder adult capacitiesen_US
dc.subjectautonomyen_US
dc.subjectPeer networksen_US
dc.subjectLong-term-careen_US
dc.subjectElderly patientsen_US
dc.subjectPredictorsen_US
dc.subjectIndependenceen_US
dc.subjectDepressionen_US
dc.subjectAutonomyen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subjectImpacten_US
dc.subjectLifeen_US
dc.titleThe influence of nursing home residency on the capacities of low-dependency older adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2013-01-21T13:15:37Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607860802341104
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607860802341104en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.internal.rssid1155051
dc.local.contactKieran Walsh, Room 331, Irish Centre Social Gerontology, Nui Galway. 5460 Email: kieran.walsh@nuigalway.ie
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