Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278570
Title:
Older adults who remain at risk: Uncertainty in decision-making
Author:
Nichols, Carolyn Eve, 1946-
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A qualitative study, using grounded theory methodology, was conducted to explore the decision-making process of at-risk older adults who chose to remain living in a situation which did not meet their functional needs. The six subjects participating in the study ranged in age from 72 to 91 years of age. Each of the subjects lived alone in a private residence. The development of a framework began with subcategories and their properties derived from data bits which led to emerging categories, to core variables and finally to the resultant substantive theory of managing survival and its implications. Insight into the decision making process of the older adult to remain at risk was identified. Implications suggest ways nurse case managers can help clients achieve their goals while containing cost and assisting the older adult to maintain their independence.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gerontology.; Health Sciences, Nursing.; Sociology, Public and Social Welfare.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Phillips, Linda R.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleOlder adults who remain at risk: Uncertainty in decision-makingen_US
dc.creatorNichols, Carolyn Eve, 1946-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNichols, Carolyn Eve, 1946-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA qualitative study, using grounded theory methodology, was conducted to explore the decision-making process of at-risk older adults who chose to remain living in a situation which did not meet their functional needs. The six subjects participating in the study ranged in age from 72 to 91 years of age. Each of the subjects lived alone in a private residence. The development of a framework began with subcategories and their properties derived from data bits which led to emerging categories, to core variables and finally to the resultant substantive theory of managing survival and its implications. Insight into the decision making process of the older adult to remain at risk was identified. Implications suggest ways nurse case managers can help clients achieve their goals while containing cost and assisting the older adult to maintain their independence.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Public and Social Welfare.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPhillips, Linda R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1383562en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34568086en_US
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