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Trygg med trygghetslarm?: en kvalitativ studie av några ålderspensionärers erfarenheter och upplevelser av trygghetslarm
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to depict some elderly people’s experiences of personal safety alarms. Furthermore, the aim was to look into whether there is any difference in experience between men and women and depending on their level of care. Using a qualitative method, semi-structured interviews were carried out with eight elderly people; six women and two men. The main questions of the study were: How do the elderly people experience the practical use of personal safety alarms? In what ways, if any, do the elderly people experience that the personal safety alarm has changed their daily life? In what ways do the elderly people experience that the personal safety alarm effects their ability to stay in their own home? A cognitive perspective was mainly used to analyze the results. The results of the study showed that there were no significant differences between men and women’s experiences or considering their level of care. In the elderly people’s opinion, the personal safety alarm works well and affects their ability to remain in their own home. The personal safety alarm has not made any significant difference in the elderly people’s daily life, although some of them feel a sense of safety.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
Personal safety alarm, Elderly people, Experience
Keyword [sv]
Trygghetslarm, Kvarboende, Kvalitativ
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-6775OAI: diva2:197020
Available from: 2007-04-12 Created: 2007-04-12Bibliographically approved

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