Psychological, sociological and health behaviour aspects of a long term activation programme for institutionalized elderly people.

@article{Arnetz1983PsychologicalSA,
  title={Psychological, sociological and health behaviour aspects of a long term activation programme for institutionalized elderly people.},
  author={Bengt B. Arnetz and T{\"o}rres Theorell},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1983},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={449-56}
}
The present study deals with psychological, sociological and subjective health aspects of social isolation and understimulation in institutional elderly people. In a controlled study over a 6 month period, A programme was devised in collaboration with residents of a senior citizens apartment building and its staff. The aim of the programme was to increase social activation and to encourage among the elderly an enhanced control over their daily lives. It was agreed that the programme implemented… CONTINUE READING

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