|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2652280||1563918||2015||12 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
BackgroundThe number of older persons is growing at an alarming rate, yet the South African healthcare sector is not giving this issue the required attention. Moreover, the healthcare sector serves four-fifths of the country's population and primary healthcare (PHC) facilities are overcrowded, and thus professional nurses are prevented from providing sufficient self-care health education to older persons.AimTo develop guidelines for the three role players – the public health sector, professional nurse and older person – to facilitate self-care among older persons in South Africa.DesignQuantitative, descriptive, explorative and contextual research design.MethodsA literature review followed by a self-care assessment of a sample of older persons using the Appraisal of Self-care Agency (ASA-A) and Exercise of Self-care Agency (ESCA) questionnaires which led to the identification of conclusions and self-care deficits.ResultsBased on Menon's psychological health empowerment model, and from the conclusions and self-care deficits, nine self-care guidelines were developed for the public health sector, professional nurses and older persons.ConclusionThis is the first systematic development of guidelines to facilitate self-care among older persons in South Africa.Implications for practiceThe implementation of the self-care guidelines by the public health sector, professional nurses and older persons will improve the healthcare of older persons at home which will in turn improve their quality of life, reduce unintentional self-neglect, as well as assist in alleviating overcrowding in clinics because unnecessary visits to the clinic will drop.
Journal: Health SA Gesondheid - Volume 20, Issue 1, June 2015, Pages 33–44