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ERIC Number: EJ812398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Sense of Power among Older People in Iran
Ravanipour, Maryam; Salehi, Shayesteh; Taleghani, Fariba; Abedi, Heidar Ali; Schuurmans, Marieke J.; de Jong, Anneke
Educational Gerontology, v34 n10 p923-938 Oct 2008
Power is a resource for living that is present in all individuals, and has a positively uplifting effect on one's quality of life. In a grounded theory approach, we searched for factors influencing the sense of power, which exist in elders' interactions in their environment. These factors were awareness of personal changes, coping, role taking, perceived satisfaction, independence, and being in control. Self-management was at the core of all these factors. Educational interventions by health care professionals based on the elders' needs for empowerment comprise a major part of wellness approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran