Measuring the value of older people's production: a diary study

  title={Measuring the value of older people's production: a diary study},
  author={Klas-G{\"o}ran Sahl{\`e}n and Curt L{\"o}fgren and H{\aa}kan Brodin and L Dahlgren and Lars Lindholm},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  pages={4 - 4}
BackgroundThe productive capacity of retired people is usually not valued. However, some retirees produce much more than we might expect. This diary-based study identifies the activities of older people, and suggests some value mechanisms. One question raised is whether it is possible to scale up this diary study into a larger representative study.MethodsDiaries kept for one week were collected among 23 older people in the north of Sweden. The texts were analysed with a grounded theory approach… 

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