Author contributions and agreement
A person-centred lifestyle change intervention model: Working with older people experiencing chronic illness
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 379–387, August 2012
How to Cite
All authors have contributed significantly to the manuscript and are in agreement with the content.
Professor Nel Glass 50%
Associate Professor Cheryle Moss 30%
Dr K Robyn Ogle 20%
Conflict of interest statement
On behalf of all the authors, Professor Nel Glass, Associate Professor Cheryle Moss and Dr K Robyn Ogle, the work entitled ‘A person-centred lifestyle change intervention model: Working with older people experiencing chronic illness’ has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
There is no conflict of interest.
- Issue published online: 29 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 29 JUL 2012
- chronic illness;
- older people
A person-centred health promotion model of care to improve self-care and lifestyle changes for older people with chronic illnesses is conceptualized in this paper. The model supports effective interpersonal communication with nurses and health-care consumers and is developed to concept stage. Older people with chronic illnesses who experience stress, anxiety or social isolation are more likely to be admitted and re-admitted to acute hospitals. Interventions to decrease the risk factors are frequently unsuccessful in this patient group. Programmes, led by nurses, aimed at reducing stress, anxiety and social isolation while supporting older people postdischarge from hospital might be successful. The model integrates research from synthesized case studies and a critical literature review. The practices of interrelating four key elements—‘construct’, ‘context’, ‘process’ and ‘outcome'—are proposed for nurses to assist patients advancing self-care and lifestyle change. The model is designed for implementation in outpatient, clinic or community settings.