oru.sePublikationer
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Mental health-promoting dialogues from the perspective of community-dwelling seniors with multimorbidity.
Division of Neurogeriatrics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care sciences and society, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Orebro University Hospital. Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Psychiatric Research Centre.
Division of Neurogeriatrics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, ISSN 1178-2390, E-ISSN 1178-2390, Vol. 7, 189-199 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mental health promotion needs to be studied more deeply within the context of primary care, because persons with multiple chronic conditions are at risk of developing poor mental health. In order to make progress in the understanding of mental health promotion, the aim of this study was to describe the experiences of health-promoting dialogues from the perspective of community-dwelling seniors with multimorbidity - what these seniors believe is important for achieving a dialogue that may promote their mental health. Seven interviews with six women and one man, aged 83-96 years, were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The results were summarized into nine subcategories and three categories. The underlying meaning of the text was formulated into an overarching theme that embraced every category, "perceived and well-managed as a unique individual". These seniors with multimorbidity missed someone to talk to about their mental health, and needed partners that were accessible for health dialogues that could promote mental health. The participants missed friends and relatives to talk to and they (crucially) lacked health care or social service providers for health-promoting dialogues that may promote mental health. An optimal level of care can be achieved through involvement, continuity, and by providing a health-promoting dialogue based on seniors' needs and wishes, with the remembrance that general health promotion also may promote mental health. Implications for clinical practice and further research are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
DOVE Medical Press Ltd. , 2014. Vol. 7, 189-199 p.
Keyword [en]
aged, care of older people, mental health-promotion, municipal care
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-56404DOI: 10.2147/JMDH.S59307PubMedID: 24812516Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84899625785OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-56404DiVA: diva2:1082220
Available from: 2017-03-16 Created: 2017-03-16 Last updated: 2017-03-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Gustafsson, Sanna Aila
By organisation
Orebro University HospitalSchool of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden
In the same journal
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 2 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf