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Applying the PDSA cycle to a group activitiy promoting lifestyle change for the active ageing of older Thai adults – a focused ethnography

  • Wongsala, Manothai
  • Rosendahl, Sirpa
  • Manasatchakun, Pornpun
  • Anbäcken, Els-Marie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2022
DOI: 10.1186/s12877-022-02775-4
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Background The proportion of the older Thai population is increasing rapidly. Lifestyle may impact active ageing in later life. Interventions that empower older Thai adults to initiate and carry out lifestyle changes are needed. This study applied the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, a tool for improving lifestyle changes, with the aim of exploring interactions among older Thai adults when participating in group activities. Method Focused ethnography was used based on participant observations, field notes and video recordings of 15 older Thai adults aged 62–78 years. Results Older Thai adults faced difficulties at the beginning since they were unfamiliar with initiating and carrying out lifestyle changes according to the PDSA concept. This provided a learning opportunity enabling older Thai adults to reach their individual goals of lifestyle change. Conclusions The PDSA cycle has the potential to empower older adults in group contexts to promote lifestyle changes related to active ageing. / <p>CC BY 4.0</p><p>Correspondence: [email protected] School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, Hamngatan 15, Box 325, 631 05 Eskilstuna, Sweden</p><p>This research received no specific grant funding from the public or commercial sectors. Open access funding provided by Mälardalen University.</p>

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