Regina Santamäki Fischer

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Many old people suffer from prolonged and multiple bodily ailments, new diseases, and increased risk for disadvantages and losses in life. Aging also means becoming mature and wise. This study illuminates the meaning of the lived experience with respect to changes in late life. Using a phenomenological hermeneutic method, this study analyzes transcribed(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to describe the associations between ST and psychological and physical wellbeing among oldest old people and to test the influence of negative life events on ST, and the predictive value of the self-transcendence scale (STS) for mortality. BACKGROUND ST has been identified as a valuable resource for(More)
Interviews with 13 people, over 85 years, with high scored Self-transcendence, were analyzed using a phenomenological hermeneutic method. The meaning of being consoled was interpreted to Feeling whole, an immediate experience of: being carried and embraced by God (Feeling connected to God), supported by the loving care and affection from others (Feeling(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study tested the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of the Self-Transcendence Scale (STS). METHODS Cohen's weighted kappa, agreement, absolute reliability, relative reliability, and internal consistency were calculated, and the underlying structure of the STS was established by exploratory factor analysis. There were(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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