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The importance of a daily rhythm in a supportive environment-  promoting ability in daily activities among older women livingalone with chronic pain
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7778-9749
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6292-7010
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4537-030X
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6163-9690
2014 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 36, no 24, 2050-2058 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore how older women living alone with chronic musculoskeletal pain, describe their ability in performing activities in everyday life and what could promote their ability in activities in everyday life as well as their perceived meaning of a changed ability to perform activities in everyday life. Method: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 12 women, and an inductive content analysis was used. Results: The results showed the importance of a daily rhythm of activities. Activities included in the daily rhythm were socializing with family and friends, physical activities, doing own activities as well as activities supported by relatives and the community. The activities described by the women also promoted their ability in activities in everyday life. Other findings were the women's perceived meaning of being independent and maintaining that independency, along with the meaning of accepting and adapting to a changed life situation. Conclusion: This paper concludes that it is important to be sensitive of individual needs regarding the daily rhythm of activities when health-care professionals intervene in the activities in everyday life of older women living alone, promote the women's independency, and enable them to participate in the community. 

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2014. Vol. 36, no 24, 2050-2058 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26590DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2014.887795ISI: 000345740500004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84914695119OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-26590DiVA: diva2:764557
Available from: 2014-11-19 Created: 2014-11-19 Last updated: 2015-04-27Bibliographically approved

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