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Being a Nursing Home Resident: A Challenge to One's Identity.

Riedl M, Mantovan F, Them C - Nurs Res Pract (2013)

Bottom Line: The participants of this study resist against having decisions taken away from them and fight for their independence and identity.The study participants draw enough strength from their faith in order to fight for their independence.They develop a new identity close to their previous identity by maintaining autonomy and mobility with a clear focus on the future.

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Affiliation: Institute of Nursing Science, The Private University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT), 6060 Hall in Tirol, Austria.

ABSTRACT
Going into a nursing home can turn out to be a critical life experience if elderly people are afraid of losing their independence and identity after having moved into a nursing home. In order to find out what nursing home residents need in their first year after having moved into a nursing home to maintain their identity and self-determination, 20 problem-orientated interviews with residents of three nursing homes in the Austrian province of Salzburg were conducted and analysed based on content analysis according to Mayring. The participants of this study resist against having decisions taken away from them and fight for their independence and identity. In order to be able to cope with these strains, they need the help of family members, professionals, and identity-forming conversations in new social networks in the nursing home. The study participants draw enough strength from their faith in order to fight for their independence. They develop a new identity close to their previous identity by maintaining autonomy and mobility with a clear focus on the future.

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Process model of the qualitative data analysis (illustration compiled by the author).
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fig3: Process model of the qualitative data analysis (illustration compiled by the author).

Mentions: The data was analyzed by means of the MAXQDA program [26] and was based on summarizing qualitative content analysis according to Mayring [27] following the nine-step process model (Figure 3) (material collection, descriptive analysis of the development situation, formal features of the material, trend of the analysis, theory-driven differentiation of the research question, determination of the analysis technique, definition of the analysis unit, analysis of the material, and interpretation of the results with regard to the research questions). The results were analyzed by the first and second authors of this paper [19] in order to gain a joint agreement on the final results.


Being a Nursing Home Resident: A Challenge to One's Identity.

Riedl M, Mantovan F, Them C - Nurs Res Pract (2013)

Process model of the qualitative data analysis (illustration compiled by the author).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: Process model of the qualitative data analysis (illustration compiled by the author).
Mentions: The data was analyzed by means of the MAXQDA program [26] and was based on summarizing qualitative content analysis according to Mayring [27] following the nine-step process model (Figure 3) (material collection, descriptive analysis of the development situation, formal features of the material, trend of the analysis, theory-driven differentiation of the research question, determination of the analysis technique, definition of the analysis unit, analysis of the material, and interpretation of the results with regard to the research questions). The results were analyzed by the first and second authors of this paper [19] in order to gain a joint agreement on the final results.

Bottom Line: The participants of this study resist against having decisions taken away from them and fight for their independence and identity.The study participants draw enough strength from their faith in order to fight for their independence.They develop a new identity close to their previous identity by maintaining autonomy and mobility with a clear focus on the future.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Nursing Science, The Private University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT), 6060 Hall in Tirol, Austria.

ABSTRACT
Going into a nursing home can turn out to be a critical life experience if elderly people are afraid of losing their independence and identity after having moved into a nursing home. In order to find out what nursing home residents need in their first year after having moved into a nursing home to maintain their identity and self-determination, 20 problem-orientated interviews with residents of three nursing homes in the Austrian province of Salzburg were conducted and analysed based on content analysis according to Mayring. The participants of this study resist against having decisions taken away from them and fight for their independence and identity. In order to be able to cope with these strains, they need the help of family members, professionals, and identity-forming conversations in new social networks in the nursing home. The study participants draw enough strength from their faith in order to fight for their independence. They develop a new identity close to their previous identity by maintaining autonomy and mobility with a clear focus on the future.

No MeSH data available.