Making the Move: A Mixed Research Integrative Review
AbstractThe purpose of this mixed research integrative review is to determine factors that influence relocation transitions for older adults who are considering a move from independent living to supervised housing, such as assisted living, using the Theory of Planned Behavior as a conceptual guide. PubMED, CINAHL, and PsychInfo databases were queried using key words: relocation, transition, older adults, and, elderly and time limited from 1992 to 2014. Sixteen articles were retained for review. The majority of articles, qualitative in design, reveal that older adults who comprehend the need to move and participate in the decision-making process of a relocation adjust to new living environments with fewer negative outcomes than older adults who experience a forced relocation. The few quantitative articles examined the elements of impending relocation using a variety of instruments but support the necessity for older adults to recognize the possibility of a future move and contribute to the relocation process. Additionally, the influence of family, friends, and health care providers provides the older adult with support and guidance throughout the process. View Full-Text
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Gilbert, S.; Amella, E.; Edlund, B.; Nemeth, L. Making the Move: A Mixed Research Integrative Review. Healthcare 2015, 3, 757-774.
Gilbert S, Amella E, Edlund B, Nemeth L. Making the Move: A Mixed Research Integrative Review. Healthcare. 2015; 3(3):757-774.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gilbert, Sarah; Amella, Elaine; Edlund, Barbara; Nemeth, Lynne. 2015. "Making the Move: A Mixed Research Integrative Review." Healthcare 3, no. 3: 757-774.