Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 1-23-2017

Publication Title

Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

ISSN

0270-318

Medical Subject Headings

Adult, Nursing Homes, Activities of Daily Living, Social Participation, Surveys and Questionnaires, Personal Satisfaction

Abstract

Aim: To examine the effects of life review on daily activities, social participation, outlook on life, and perceptions of living in a nursing home measured by life satisfaction and quality of life in older adults.

Method: The study design was a two-phase quasi-experimental pre-post-tests including development and testing of a life review protocol. Nine residents, age ≥65, participated in a life review group once weekly for 6 weeks. Outcomes were analyzed using the Life Satisfaction Index-Z (LSI-Z) and pre-post surveys.

Results: LSI-Z scores improved post-intervention and survey outcomes indicated participation in activities of daily living (ADLs), socialization, outlook on life, and living in a nursing home perceptions improved for all participants.

Conclusion: The study demonstrates the effectiveness of a life review protocol to improve ADLs, social participation, and enhancing perceptions of outlook on life and living in a nursing home enhancing QOL and life satisfaction for older adult nursing home residents.

Volume

34

Issue

4

First Page

186

Last Page

204

Comments

Published as: Wren, R. (2018). Effect of life review on quality of life for older adults living in nursing homes. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 34(4), 186-204. https://doi.org/10.1080/02703181.2016.1268236

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