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Reaching the Elderly: Understanding of health and preventive experiences for a tailored approach – Results of a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, December 2016
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Title
Reaching the Elderly: Understanding of health and preventive experiences for a tailored approach – Results of a qualitative study
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12877-016-0374-3
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Christiane Patzelt, Susanne Heim, Bernhilde Deitermann, Gudrun Theile, Christian Krauth, Eva Hummers-Pradier, Ulla Walter

Abstract

Often preventive measures are not accessed by the people who were intended to be reached. Programs for older adults may target men and women, older adults, advanced old age groups and/or chronically ill patients with specific indications. The defined target groups rarely participate in the conception of programs or in the design of information materials, although this would increase accessibility and participation. In the German "Reaching the Elderly" study (2008-2011), an approach to motivating older adults to participate in a preventive home visit (PHV) program was modified with the participatory involvement of the target groups. The study examines how older men and women would prefer to be addressed for health and prevention programs. Four focus groups (N = 42 participants) and 12 personal interviews were conducted (women and men in 2 age groups: 65-75 years and ≥ 76 years). Participants from two districts of a major German city were selected from a stratified random sample (N = 200) based on routine data from a local health insurance fund. The study focused on the participants' knowledge about health and disease prevention and how they preferred to be approached and addressed. Videos of the focus groups were recorded and analysed using mind mapping techniques. Interviews were digitally recorded, transcribed verbatim and subjected to qualitative content analysis. A gender-specific approach profile was observed. Men were more likely to favor competitive and exercise-oriented activities, and they associated healthy aging with mobility and physical activity. Women, on the other hand, displayed a broader understanding of healthy aging, which included physical activity as only one aspect as well as a healthy diet, relaxation/wellness, memory training and independent living; they preferred holistic and socially oriented services that were not performance-oriented. The "older seniors" (76+) were ambivalent towards certain wordings referring to aging. Our results suggest that gender-specific needs must be considered in order to motivate older adults to participate in preventive services. Age-specific characteristics seem to be less relevant. It is more important to pay attention to factors that vary according to the individual state of health and life situation of the potential participants.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 91 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 18%
Student > Master 15 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 12%
Researcher 5 5%
Other 11 12%
Unknown 20 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 18 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 17%
Social Sciences 8 9%
Psychology 6 7%
Sports and Recreations 4 4%
Other 16 17%
Unknown 24 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2020.
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#3,211,412
of 16,585,337 outputs
Outputs from BMC Geriatrics
#761
of 1,940 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#93,146
of 393,996 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Geriatrics
#61
of 173 outputs
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