The meaning of leisure for well-elderly Italians in an Australian community : implications for occupational therapy

Robert, Pereira and Stagnitti, Karen 2008, The meaning of leisure for well-elderly Italians in an Australian community : implications for occupational therapy, Australian occupational therapy journal, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 39-46.

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Title The meaning of leisure for well-elderly Italians in an Australian community : implications for occupational therapy
Author(s) Robert, Pereira
Stagnitti, Karen
Journal name Australian occupational therapy journal
Volume number 55
Issue number 1
Start page 39
End page 46
Total pages 8
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Subiaco, W.A.
Publication date 2008-03
ISSN 0045-0766
Summary Aim: This paper documents a study that aimed to discover the meaning of leisure experiences for an ageing Italian community in a large regional centre in Victoria, Australia.
Methods: This qualitative investigation used a phenomenological study design, and data were collected through semistructured interviews with 10 well-elderly Australian Italians.
Results: Participants engaged in numerous leisure occupations that were meaningful to them and directly impacted on positive subjective experiences and health outcomes.
Conclusion: This paper adds to an understanding of how leisure impacts on the health of well-elderly Australians and how occupational therapists can use leisure effectively in interventions for successful ageing.
Language eng
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017398

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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