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This paper describes the development of an add-on module for the WHOQOL measures of quality of life (QoL) for use with older adults. The add-on module, known as the WHOQOL-OLD, was derived following standard WHOQOL methodology. In the pilot phase of the study, 22 centres from around the world...
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of spirituality on quality of life (QOL) in older adults when age, gender, social support, and health status are controlled. A secondary analysis of data was conducted using results from a cross-sectional survey of older adults. Data were...
In this study, Glick and Tripp-Reimer's (1996) Iowa model for gerontological nursing serves as a guiding framework for a descriptive exploratory study of quality of life (QOL) of older adults. Using secondary data, the authors explored whether the effects of health appraisal, morbidities, social...
A critical appraisal of the concept, quality of life, as used in nursing theories, is presented in a historically situated context. This approach to concept analysis was selected to illuminate the subjective, contextual, and fluid nature of the concept. Based on this review, quality of life is...
The purpose of this study was to describe the quality of life (QOL) of current adult day center (ADC) clients and their family caregivers in one region of Canada. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 ADC clients and 10 caregivers. Data analysis used a modified constant comparative...
Despite growing interest in spiritual matters throughout society, definitions and descriptions of spirituality seem incomplete or otherwise unsatisfactory. In this article, the authors consider the possibility that such incompleteness is perhaps necessary and welcomed in addressing spirituality....
The changing nature of interactional patterns associated with learning to write in one baccalaureate nursing programDownload
Chaudoir, S., Lasiuk, G., & Trepanier, K. (accepted, under review). Journal of Writing Research, Special Issue. 2016. The article will present findings from a case study that explored the discursive interactional patterns of students learning writing assignments across four years of one Canadian...
Simultaneous temporal trends in dementia incidence and prevalence, 2005–2013: A population-based retrospective cohort study in Saskatchewan, Canada
Simultaneous temporal trends in dementia incidence and prevalence, 2005–2013: A population-based retrospective cohort study in Saskatchewan, CanadaDownload
Background: Original studies published over the last decade regarding time trends in dementia report mixed results. The aims of the present study were to use linked administrative health data for the province of Saskatchewan for the period 2005/2006 to 2012/2013 to: (1) examine simultaneous...
The challenges encountered by immigrant-serving agencies in addressing the health of temporary foreign workers
The challenges encountered by immigrant-serving agencies in addressing the health of temporary foreign workersDownload
This study sought to examine the challenges encountered by immigrant-serving agencies in meeting the health needs of temporary foreign workers and their families in one Canadian province. We interviewed eleven representatives of immigrant serving agencies and two policy makers. Some of the...