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dc.contributor.authorvan der Vliet, Emma
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-05T00:30:34Z
dc.date.available2016-07-05T00:30:34Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3464
dc.description.abstractAIM: To assess the health status of nine independent retirement village residents to build a picture of the presence and effects of musculoskeletal complaints on their lives. METHODS: Nine independently living residents from an Auckland retirement village were randomly selected from a list of residents who expressed interest. They were interviewed on their present and past health with a specific focus on musculoskeletal issues. The method, including analysis, was guided by a descriptive phenomenological process. RESULTS: Three main themes were identified that portrayed musculoskeletal impairments of independent residents 1) Coping with the hard work of aging, 2) Slowing the momentum of age 3) Understanding what happens as one ages. DISCUSSION: The findings showed that although residents were experiencing musculoskeletal impairments they were not focused on pain. They chose instead to focus their energy on adapting or improving their health.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectolder adultsen_NZ
dc.subjecthealth and functional limitationsen_NZ
dc.subjectqualitative researchen_NZ
dc.subjectphenomenologyen_NZ
dc.subjectdescriptive phenomenologyen_NZ
dc.subjectsucessful agingen_NZ
dc.subjectretirement villagesen_NZ
dc.subjectosteoarthritisen_NZ
dc.titleAn assessment of the health status of a group of independent residents of a retirement village especially in relation to aspects of physical health and musculoskeletal functionen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Osteopathyen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden110308 Geriatrics and Gerontologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden111702 Aged Health Careen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationvan der Vliet, E. (2016) An assessment of the health status of a group of independent residents of a retirement village especially in relation to aspects of physical health and musculoskeletal function. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Osteopathy, Unitec Institute of Technology.en_NZ
unitec.pages68en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalNiven, Elizabeth
unitec.advisor.associatedRoy, Dianne
unitec.institution.studyareaOsteopathy


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