Learning Objective 1: 1. How has self-care/management been defined in the nursing literature?
Learning Objective 2: 2. What concepts, process and outcomes are significant to self-care/management intervention models for elderly people in community based settings in Thailand?
Methods: An integrative review of the literature using the CINAHL, Medline, Health Source Nursing Academic databases from 1946 through 2012 was conducted identifying articles related to self-care, self-management, chronic disease, and community care in Thai elderly.
Results: Thirteen papers fully met eligibility criteria. The key parts of interventions that demonstrated positive outcomes are as following: (1) obtained culturally-sensitive information are needs for Thai elderly care intervention in the community; (2) emphasized sharing and mutual goal setting approach the participants; and (3) flexibility within the intervention to adapt to participant needs.
Conclusion: An integrative review has the potential to allow for further research to develop the effective intervention to enhance quality of life for older people.
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