Quality of life, happiness and satisfaction with life of individuals 75 years old or older cared for by a home health care program

Montserrat Puig Llobet, Nuria Rodríguez Ávila, Jaume Farràs Farràs, Maria Teresa Lluch Canut
2011 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
This case study identifies the elements that compose the Quality of Life (QofL) of individuals who were 75 years old or older and receive care at home. The study's sample was composed of individuals 75 years or older cared for by a home health care service in the primary health care unit in Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain (n=26). The variables included: a) socio-demographic data; b) concept of QofL; c) perception of QofL; d) reasons for their perception; d) satisfaction with life and related
more » ... fe and related aspects; and f) feeling of happiness. Face to face interviews were conducted. A total of 76.9% of the individuals reported a good perception of QofL and the main reasons related to it were: health, family and social relationships, and the ability to adapt. Role Theory and Disengagement Theory explain the adaptation process of these individuals at this point in life.
doi:10.1590/s0104-11692011000300004 fatcat:4ebtpfgl65crbaw45brciis3di