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'I start my day by thinking about what we're going to have for dinner'- a qualitative study on approaches to food-related activities among elderly men with somatic diseases.
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PMID:  20659309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Scand J Caring Sci; 2011; 25; 227-234 'I start my day by thinking about what we're going to have for dinner'- a qualitative study on approaches to food-related activities among elderly men with somatic diseases The aim of this study was to address the question of how older men with somatic diseases living in their own home approach the question of food-related activities (FRA). Further, any adaptations of these activities necessitated by effects of diseases and of altered life circumstances were explored. Interviews were conducted with a purposeful sample of 18 co-living and single-living men, 64-84 years old. They were diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis or stroke. In the analysis, a thematic framework was used. The findings revealed three food-related approaches, namely 'Cooking as a pleasure', describing joy in cooking; 'Cooking as a need', indicating no habits or skills in cooking; and 'Food is served', that is, being served meals by a partner. It was found that gender-related roles in particular, but also changed life circumstances, activity limitations, personal interests, and a wish to maintain continuity and independence, affected the men's approaches to these activities. This knowledge may be useful in attempts to facilitate and support FRA among elderly men with diseases. Health care efforts to promote FRA should preferably be individualised in respect to older men's approaches to these activities.
Authors:
Kerstin Kullberg; Anita Björklund; Birgitta Sidenvall; Anna Cristina Aberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of caring sciences     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1471-6712     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Caring Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804206     Medline TA:  Scand J Caring Sci     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-34     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2010 The Authors. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences © 2010 Nordic College of Caring Science.
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Döbelnsgatan, Uppsala Department of Rehabilitation, School of Health Sciences Department of Nursing Science, School of Health Sciences, Jönköping The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.
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