Social activity and quality of life of older people living in north Dublin : the care worker's perspective

dc.contributor.advisorQuinn, Bernadetteen
dc.contributor.authorO'Malley, Conoren
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-21T16:53:12Z
dc.date.available2011-11-21T16:53:12Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.description.abstractThe proportion of older people in Ireland is set to increase dramatically in the future. This study investigated the role that social activity plays in the quality of life of older people from the perspective of health and social care workers. A qualitative thematic analysis was carried on the data gathered from tape recorded semi structured interviews of 6 HSE care workers. Among the themes highlighted in the results were Social Interaction, Isolation, Health, Access, Family and Community and Individual Needs. The results showed that social activity is central for older people’s quality of life and that social isolation was damaging to it. Areas for improvement were discussed as well as limitations of the research. The research adds to the body of knowledge on older people’s quality of life. Author keywords: Older people, quality of life, social activityen
dc.identifier.citationO'Malley, C. (2011). Social activity and quality of life of older people living in north Dublin : the care worker's perspective. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/245
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.rights.holderCopyright: The authoren
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dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.titleSocial activity and quality of life of older people living in north Dublin : the care worker's perspectiveen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelBA (Hons)en
dc.type.degreenameBA (Hons) in Social Scienceen
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