Percorsi di gestione della salute e traiettorie di benessere: Una ricerca mista su cittadini anziani.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Health management paths and well-being trajectories: A mixed research on elderly citizens.

Guendalina Graffigna, Julia Paola Menichetti Delor

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Introduction: Making senior citizens increasingly protagonists of an Active Healthy Aging process represents an essential challenge for contemporary societies. To date, there is no more thorough understanding of how such a process can be promoted and what factors are involved in the construction of different health management pathways. Objectives: The present study intends to investigate different paths of health management in the elderly population and to deepen the relationship between these pathways and factors (eg, perceived control, satisfaction with old age, emotional management strategies) potentially capable of promoting healthy aging and active. Method: 25 in-depth interviews were conducted with people over the age of 60 without any particular chronic disease, in order to understand the process of involving the elderly person in different health management paths. Following this qualitative exploratory phase, 200 people filled out the following battery of questionnaires: Patient Activation Measure (adapted for healthy subjects), Health Locus of Control Scale, Manikin Scale, Wellness and Aging Questionnaire. The data obtained, together with some socio-demographic characteristics, will be analyzed using the SPSS statistical software with descriptive tests and ANOVA / MANOVA. Expected results: It is expected to find in the elderly population questioned paths of greater and lesser involvement in the management of their health. It is hypothesized that pathways of greater involvement are significantly correlated with greater perceived control towards one's own health, with more positive emotions and with more adaptive strategies of emotional management and coping. It is expected that similar pathways may generate greater well-being in the population and higher satisfaction with one's life phase. Practical implications: The present study represents one of the first contributions aimed at understanding the process of involving the elderly population in the management of their own health. The identification of those factors capable of significantly impacting this process could allow the development of interventions capable of promoting a greater involvement of the elderly population in health practices, thus favoring healthy and active aging.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Health management paths and well-being trajectories: A mixed research on elderly citizens.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationXI Congresso Nazionale SIPSA – Catania – Comunicazione orale Invecchiamento attivo.
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventXI Congresso Nazionale SIPSA - Catania
Duration: 28 May 201530 May 2016


ConferenceXI Congresso Nazionale SIPSA


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