Understanding how older adults living in deprived neighbourhoods address ageing issues

Annemiek Bielderman, Gert Schout, Mathieu de Greef, Cees van der Schans

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Older adults living in deprived areas are at risk of developing frailty and becoming care dependent. The aim of this qualitative study is to explore how community-dwelling, older adults living in deprived neighbourhoods address ageing issues. In-depth interviews were conducted with 20 participants who were community-dwelling (independently living), aged 65 years and older, not dependent on care, and living in a socioeconomically deprived urban neighbourhood in the northern part of the Netherlands. Data were analysed using the constant comparative method. Our findings emphasise the resourcefulness of these older adults when coping with apparent adversities. Simultaneously, the findings convey deficits concerning knowledge about ageing and health. Despite this, it appeared that these older adults possess an optimistic view of life, accept their situation, and are content with the capacities they still possess. Perspectives on how older adults address ageing issues are important for developing leads for nursing practice. Nurses will be challenged to recognise the coping strategies of older adults, particularly considering their deficits in health knowledge. The results of this study may serve as a basis for community nurses to manage care for older adults in deprived neighbourhoods.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)394-399
TijdschriftBritish journal of community nursing
Volume20
Nummer van het tijdschrift8
DOI's
StatusPublished - aug 2015

Vingerafdruk

Independent Living
Nurses
Health
Netherlands
coping
deficit
nurse
Nursing
community
Interviews
health
nursing
interview

Keywords

  • achterstandswijken
  • ouderen
  • zorgafhankelijk
  • nederland
  • armoedebeleid
  • zelfstandig wonen
  • gezondheidsgedrag

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Understanding how older adults living in deprived neighbourhoods address ageing issues. / Bielderman, Annemiek; Schout, Gert; de Greef, Mathieu; van der Schans, Cees.

In: British journal of community nursing, Vol. 20, Nr. 8, 08.2015, blz. 394-399.

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