Establishing and maintaining social connectivity: an understanding of the lived experiences of older adults residing in regional and rural communities
Establishing and maintaining social connectivity: an understanding of the lived experiences of older adults
|ERA Journal ID||13436|
|Authors||Buys, Laurie (Author), Burton, Lorelle (Author), Cuthill, Michael (Author), Hogan, Anthony (Author), Wilson, Bruce (Author) and Baker, Douglas (Author)|
|Journal Title||Australian Journal of Rural Health|
|Journal Citation||23 (5), pp. 291-294|
|Number of Pages||4|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12196|
|Web Address (URL)||http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajr.12196/full|
Objective: To better understand how to plan for an ageing demographic that resides in ever-changing community typologies.
Design: Semi-structured in-depth interviews.
Setting: Community settings in rural and regional towns in Queensland.
Participants: Twenty-two people aged over 65 years living in regional and rural Australia.
Interventions: Qualitative study of social connectedness.
Main outcome measure(s): Thematic qualitative analysis.
Results: Formal and informal social contact, through family, friends and social groups, was found to be important to the everyday lives of the participants.
|Keywords||older adult; regional and rural community;social connectedness|
|Contains Sensitive Content||Does not contain sensitive content|
|ANZSRC Field of Research 2020||429999. Other health sciences not elsewhere classified|
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|Institution of Origin||University of Southern Queensland|
|Byline Affiliations||Queensland University of Technology|
|School of Psychology, Counselling and Community|
|Institute for Resilient Regions|
|University of Canberra|
|Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)|
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