Maintaining Independence: A Study into the Health and Social Wellbeing of Older Limbless Veterans

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Abstract

The main aims of this study were: 1) To explore the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of older, limbless veterans across the life-course; 2) To ascertain the factors that contribute to the ability of limbless veterans to maintain their independence at various stages in their lives. Ultimately, this research aimed to produce recommendations for health and social care policy around the requirements of an ageing veteran population, inform future service design, and shape the interface between NHS and third sector organisations with responsibility to care for limbless veterans. The research used a peer-led approach to successfully identify and engage older limbless veterans. The research team conducted detailed life history interviews. The life histories of 32 limbless veterans, aged between 43 and 95 formed the data for the study. Each of the participants were involved in semistructured life history interviews.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle Upon Tyne
PublisherNorthumbria University
Number of pages140
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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