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Aging happens: experiences of Swiss women living alone.
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PMID:  14750589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to give beginning insights into how aging is experienced by women living alone in Switzerland. A feminist methodology was used to gather and interpret 17 interviews conducted with a selected group of 9 older women living alone. Interviews were taped and transcribed for hermeneutic analysis; major themes were developed. Aging happens, Independence, Being vulnerable, Memory and aging, and If I had been a boy were the themes discovered. These experiences represent how aging is shaped by individual life courses, sociocultural conditions along with gender and class.
Heidi Petry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of women & aging     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0895-2841     ISO Abbreviation:  J Women Aging     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-30     Completed Date:  2004-05-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916635     Medline TA:  J Women Aging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / psychology*
Life Change Events*
Residence Characteristics*
Women / psychology*

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