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Productive engagement in older adults: A concept analysis.
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PMID:  23320736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study aimed to clarify the concept of productive engagement as it applies to older adults. The concept analysis was based on Walker and Avant's eight-step method. A literature review of articles published in English between 1990 and 2011 (n = 37) was conducted, using an electronic search of multiple sources. Results revealed that four defining attributes for productive engagement include continuing to work either paid or unpaid, caring for others, engaging in social activities, and growing spirituality. The antecedents of productive engagement are sociocultural factors as well as individual and institutional capacities. Meanwhile, the consequences are increased feelings of usefulness, improved health and well-being, aged successfully, and enhanced quality of life. Model, borderline, and contrary cases are presented to illustrate the concept's defining attributes. Defining the concept of productive engagement provides a basis for nurses and other health professionals to better understand productive engagement in older adults, thus effective strategic plans or programs for promoting productive roles among older adults can be further developed.
Kattika Thanakwang; Sang-Arun Isaramalai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing & health sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1442-2018     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Health Sci     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891857     Medline TA:  Nurs Health Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Institute of Nursing, Suranaree University of Technology, Muang, Thailand.
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