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Incidents When Older Homebound Women Tried to Reach Help Quickly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23205934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
During a longitudinal study of the experience of reaching help quickly, 34 homebound women (ages 85 to 97) who lived alone reported 106 reach-help-quickly incidents (RHQIs). The purpose of this study was to expand knowledge about RHQIs and intentions relative to them and to compare those facets of experience for subscribers to a personal emergency response system (PERS) and non-subscribers. We used a descriptive phenomenological method to analyze interview data, discerning six types of RHQIs, including finding myself down right here, realizing that I might not be alright after falling and getting up on my own, and realizing that something I cannot explain is or could be wrong with me. Intentions were focused on self-help before help seeking. The overall phenomenon was Handling a Situation When I Am Alone at Home and Probably Need Help Quickly. Practitioners should explore intentions about handling specific types of RHQIs and offer appropriate anticipatory guidance.
Authors:
Eileen J Porter; Melinda Stafford Markham; Lawrence H Ganong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in gerontological nursing     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-4921     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Gerontol Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392499     Medline TA:  Res Gerontol Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-11     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright 2012, SLACK Incorporated.
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