Kerstin Viglund

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AIM To explore inner strength as a mediator of the relationship between disease and self-rated health among older people. BACKGROUND Qualitative research has indicated that inner strength is an essential resource for an individual affected by disease. A hypothesis of inner strength as a mediator of the relationship between disease and self-rated health(More)
OBJECTIVES The theoretical framework for the study was the Model of Inner Strength, and the Inner Strength Scale (ISS)developed based on the Model was used. The aim was to examine inner strength in relation to age, gender and culture among old people in Sweden and Finland. METHOD This study forms part of the GErontological Regional DAtabase (GERDA)-Botnia(More)
BACKGROUND The model of selection, optimization and compensation has been proposed as a model of adaptive management strategies throughout the lifespan. AIM The aim of this study was to test the psychometric properties of a translated Swedish version of the 12-item selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC) questionnaire. METHOD The 12-item SOC(More)
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