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Health promotion interventions for older people living alone: a systematic review.

Authors
  • Ilgaz, A1
  • Gözüm, S2
  • 1 Research Assistant, Faculty of Nursing, Akdeniz University, 07058 Antalya, Turkey. , (Turkey)
  • 2 Professor, Doctor, Faculty of Nursing, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. , (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Perspectives in public health
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2019
Volume
139
Issue
5
Pages
255–263
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1757913918803980
PMID: 30758262
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of this systematic literature review was to identify health promotion interventions for older people living alone and to describe the effectiveness of these interventions. A literature search was conducted using five databases, including CINAHL, Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, Cochrane, Scopus, and Web of Science, and this comprehensive literature search process was guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) statement. Potentially relevant studies were evaluated and selected by two authors. Studies were assessed based on inclusion criteria. The Standardised Critical Appraisal Tool from Joanna Briggs Institute Meta-Analysis of Statistics Assessment and Review Instrument (JBI-MAStARI) was used to appraise the methodological quality of these studies. Of the 2852 unique studies identified in the systematic search, the full texts of three studies meeting the inclusion criteria were reviewed. The results showed that the level of physical activity and self-efficacy for physical activity, activities of daily living, food enjoyment, and energy intake increased and leisure engagement decreased with health promotion interventions. The findings of this review indicate that interventions to improve health promotion positively affect the health of older people living alone and enhance their quality of life. There is a need for further research involving multidimensional interventions for older people living alone.

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