Establishing and maintaining social connectivity: An understanding of the lived experiences of older adults residing in regional and rural communities
Buys, Laurie, Burton, Lorelle, Cuthill, Michael, Hogan, Anthony, Wilson, Bruce, & Baker, Douglas (2015) Establishing and maintaining social connectivity: An understanding of the lived experiences of older adults residing in regional and rural communities. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 23(5), pp. 291-294.
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To better understand how to plan for an ageing demographic that resides in ever-changing community typologies. Design: Semi-structured in-depth interviews.
Community settings in rural and regional towns in Queensland.
Twenty-two people aged over 65 years living in regional and rural Australia.
Qualitative study of social connectedness.
- Main outcome measure(s)
Thematic qualitative analysis.
Formal and informal social contact, through family, friends and social groups, was found to be important to the everyday lives of the participants.
Social connections for older adults are important in maintaining independence and community engagement.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||older adults, regional and rural community, social connectedness|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||2015 National Rural Health Alliance Inc.|
This is the accepted version of the following article: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Volume 23, Issue 5, pages 291–294, which has been published in final form at 10.1111/ajr.12196.
|Deposited On:||03 May 2015 22:38|
|Last Modified:||03 Apr 2016 02:48|
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